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American Summer Salad With California Avocados

Total time:

15 min

Prep time:

15 min

Cook time:

n/a

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
160 Calories
8 g Fat
7 g Fiber
9 mg Sodium
22 g Carbs
American Summer Salad With California Avocados

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California Avocado crowns this versatile salad featuring locally grown summer fruits and veggies. Mix and match the other ingredients based on what is fresh in season for endless salad varieties. You can enjoy this nutrition powerhouse which is low-sodium and cholesterol free, providing more than 100% of your vitamin A Daily Value needs (160% DV). In addition, it is an excellent source  of vitamin K (80% DV), vitamin C (35% DV), folate (30% DV) and dietary fiber (28% DV), along with a good source of potassium (18% DV), vitamin E (10% DV) and other nutrients.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

4 cups locally grown summer lettuces or greens
2 cups mixed locally grown fruit, diced or sliced if needed
2 cups mixed locally grown vegetables, diced or sliced
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
As needed Dressing, to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Combine fresh produce ingredients.
  2. Drizzle with dressing or serve on the side.

Serving Suggestion: For a unique creamy dressing blend ½ California Avocado into your favorite dressing, or combine with vinegar or lemon juice, olive oil, whole grain mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

Beverage Pairing: Sparkling water, or choose a wine pairing based on your seasonal ingredients.

* 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.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 160
Total Fat 8 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 5 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 9 mg
Potassium 626 mg
Total Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugar 10 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 8042 IU; Vitamin C 20 mg; Calcium 46 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 120 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 160%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%; Vitamin D 0%

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

About the author

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

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