Friday, 14 February 2014

HEART-HEALTHY AVOCADO SALAD

Slightly different take on the whole Valentine's Day theme. No chocolate-covered strawberries or heart-shaped cakes (maybe next year...) Just this super delicious and super easy salad that's kind to your heart.

Avocado, olive oil, nuts - all packed with healthy fats that help lower bad LDL cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Doesn't get any more loving than that :p




























Ingredients
- 2 ripe avocados (diced)
- 1 large tomato (chopped)
- 1/2 small onion (finely chopped)
- handful of basil leaves (chopped)
- mixed nuts (chopped)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and black pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. I saved the avocado skins and used them to serve up the salad. Garnish with some more chopped basil and a twist of black pepper for an extra kick.

7 comments:

  1. *sigh....been staring at your recipes. my goodness. you are talented! i can tell you are not based in naija though. you should consider setting a little healthy-food related biz in these parts!
    xxx

    www.folasoasis.com

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    1. Thank you! Really appreciate it. And yes, that is something I would love to do eventually! :)

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  2. I really like all your recipes. Just found another way to enjoy avocado. And to think I didn't used to like it as a kid. Tamie

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  3. Yum! I could eat these right now!

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  4. Nice one dear but please whats basil leaves?

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    1. Hi Adanna, basil is a type of fresh herb, very similar to partminger (used in a lot of Nigerian cooking) so you can substitute it with that.

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  5. bless you for this! my next recipe to try :D

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