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Avocado salad recipe

Posted Feb 18 2010 9:00am

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Teri Gentes’ recipe for this avocado salad recipe is SO easy to prepare!

I really hope you learned a lot from my interview with Teri Gentes about calorie counting.

If you missed that interview, you can still catch it here:

>>> Can counting calories help you lose weight?

If you’re not eating avocados, you are missing out big time! They are a complete food and they are so versatile.

This recipe will get you started if you’ve never eaten an avocado in the past. If you love avocado as much as I do, then you’ll be happy to add one new recipe to your repertoire.

>>>Avocado salad recipe<<<

>>>INGREDIENTS<<<

½ cup red or white onion, chopped medium fine

2 ripe avocados – diced into ½ inch cubes

2 large tomatoes, chopped and strained

1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped plus a handful of additional leaves for the garnish

2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

½ – 1 inch of jalapeno pepper, to taste – chopped fine

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ tsp sea salt and a generous grind of fresh pepper, to taste

1 tsp ground cumin, to taste

2 large red peppers – cut in half down the centre and seeded

2 cups of mixed salad greens

>>>PREPARATION<<<

1. Toss the onions, avocado, tomatoes and cilantro together in a glass or stainless steel bowl.

2. Whisk the garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice and seasonings together and pour over the avocado salad.

3. Adjust seasoning to taste then fill each pepper half.

4. Serve over a handful of mixed salad greens and garnish with cilantro leaves.

- Makes four generous servings

>>> Teri Gentes is a wholistic lifestyle wellness educator and nutritional cooking coach helping people incorporate healthier habits into their everyday life.

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