Avocado Salad

I’m not sure how much less complicated this recipe could be to prepare and it’s a fresh, delicious salad that will pair perfectly with whatever you main meal for lunch or dinner is going to be. Avocados are low in saturated fat, free of trans fat and cholesterol and contain fats with healthy benefits: mono- and polyunsaturated fats. I stumbled across this recipe in June 2013 online from Cuisine at Home’s eRecipes.

These are the items you will need to fix this tasty avocado salad.
These are the items you will need to fix this tasty avocado salad.

Ingredients:

4 ripe avocados, diced

1 cup mined scallions

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Fresh lime juice and salt to taste (I used the juice from one lime in preparing the salad. Not only does the fresh lime juice provide great flavoring, it will help stop the diced avocado from oxidizing and browning; That being said, this is the kind of salad you need to fix and serve the same day.)

Preparation:

Dice the avocados and place in medium sized bowl.

The first avocado about to go under the knife.
The first avocado about to go under the knife.
Cut in half and pitted and ready to be diced.
Cut in half and pitted and ready to be diced.
The four avocados diced and in the bowl.
The four avocados diced and in the bowl.

Mince or finely chop one cup of scallions (this took about two bunches of scallions for me to get one cup; if you end up with less or more minced, it’s not a big deal.)

The scallions about to be minced.
The scallions about to be minced.
About a cup of the scallions. As you can see, my knife skills aren't great, so the scallions are more chopped than minced, but if you're like me and enjoy the crunch of a scallion, then it's ok to have the pieces be slightly larger.
About a cup of the scallions. (As you can see, my knife skills aren’t great, so the scallions are more chopped than minced, but if you’re like me and enjoy the crunch of a scallion, then it’s ok to have the pieces be slightly larger.)

Chop half a cup of fresh cilantro.

And now for the cilantro!
And now for the cilantro!
The chopped cilantro adds more freshness to this salad.
The chopped cilantro adds more freshness to this salad.

Add the scallions and cilantro to the avocado and gently mix together.

The scallions and cilantro about to meet the avocado.
The scallions and cilantro about to meet the avocado.
The avocado salad, almost ready.
The avocado salad, almost ready.

Season the salad with lime juice and salt to your taste.

Nothing like juice from a fresh lime to brighten the taste of the sald (you're cheating yourself if you use bottled juice)
Nothing like juice from a fresh lime to brighten the taste of the salad (you’re cheating yourself if you use bottled juice).
Adding in the lime juice the good old fashioned way.
Adding in the lime juice the good old fashioned way.
And the final touch; salt to taste (go lightly as you can always add more later if you feel the need).
And the final touch; salt to taste (go lightly as you can always add more later if you feel the need).

Serve when still fresh!

Here is the finished avocado salad, ready to join your lunch or dinner.
Here is the finished avocado salad, ready to join your lunch or dinner.

Nutritional Breakdown:

Serving Size (1/2 a cup)

Per Serving: Cal: 165; Total Fat: 15 g; Sat fat: 2 g; Chol: 0 mg; Sodium: 10 mg; Fiber: 7 g; Carbs: 10 g; Pro: 2 g

 

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