Meat Free Monday
Many people have negative misconceptions about avocados mainly because of the fruit’s high fat content, but the avocado is a wonderful source of nutritional value. Avocados are listed as a “nutrient superstar” in the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible. Some of the nutritional benefits found in avocados are potassium, folate, B-vitamins and vitamin E. Avocados are also a good source of fiber, and fiber may help maintain heart health.
Avocado and Almond Salad
- 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
1 bag prewashed or own salad leaves
1 small avocado
1 handful raw almonds
1. Combine balsamic with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper.
2. Toss leaves in the dressing to coat them evenly.
3. Halve avocado lengthwise and remove the stone. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh into little round chunks and arrange over your salad.
4. Scatter with the almonds
This recipe serves 1 and of course you can play around with ingredients, swapping almonds for another favored nut.
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Every day is meat-free for me, and I’m always looking for new recipes. Anything that has avocados in it is all right with me!
Glad you like it. I feature a Meat Free Monday recipe each week and if you are interested in more tasty recipes, just look back through the archive section.
Yummy, I love avocados but always worry about the high fat content that you hear about – now that I read this,. i am not going to be so worried – lots of good reasons to eat it now 🙂
Like Helena, I was always a bit concerned that much as I love avocados, it might not be such a good thing to eat too much of it – but I guess everything in moderation and knowing now how nutritious they are, makes me feel a whole lot better 🙂
I look forward to your meat free monday recipes each week – I have tried out most of them to great success. Keep up the great work!
Thanks Clare – so glad you like them 🙂 You can always submit a picture of your creations to the facebook page if you fancy 🙂
Thanks for providing the nutritional info alongside these great recipes each week – they really encourage me to try out the meals.
Hi Val – yes, it always helps me to know the reason “why” I should be eating what I do!