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Leafy Green Salad with Fresh Figs, Beets and Avocado

Leafy Green Salad with Fresh Figs, Beets and Avocado
Total time:

15 min

Prep time:

15 min

Cook time:

n/a

This no-cook, quick and easy meal is a refreshing choice for hot summer days. Abundant with colorful and seasonal ingredients like creamy California Avocados, this salad provides an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and good source of folate.

ingredients

Serving Size: 6

3 cups baby spinach leaves
3 cups baby arugula leaves
1/2 cup red grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup orange grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped and julienned
1/2 cup fresh, raw beets, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup jicama, peeled and cut into thin strips (matchsticks)
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced*
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup fresh figs, quartered **
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)***
1/2 tsp. orange zest
2 Tbsp. almond oil
As needed Drizzle of balsamic glaze or aged balsamic vinegar

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Instructions

  1. Wash, spin dry and combine spinach and arugula leaves, and place in a large serving bowl.
  2. Add red and orange tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, beets, and jicama, and gently toss with greens.
  3. Top with avocado, almonds, figs, feta, and orange zest.
  4. Evenly drizzle with almond oil and balsamic glaze.

Serving Suggestion: For an added protein boost, top with grilled chicken, fish or beef.

Beverage Pairing: Pair with sparkling wine such as a California champagne or a dry Prosecco.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

** 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries or small cubes of fresh watermelon may be used in place of figs.

***Vegan without optional feta cheese

Nutrition information per serving

(without optional feta cheese): Calories 170; Total Fat 12 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 8 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 35 mg; Potassium 550 mg; Total Carbohydrates 14 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 7 g; Protein 3 g; Vitamin A 1943 IU; Vitamin C 44 mg; Calcium 55 mg; Iron 1.3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 106 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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