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Sweet and Savory Saturday: Tomato-Cucumber-Avocado Salad with Lime-Dijon Mustard Dressing

Posted Jun 26 2010 7:45am

A lime-dijon mustard dressing adds a tangy zip to this salad of tomato, cucumber, and avocado.

Welcome to Sweet and Savory Saturday here at the Health and Food Forum’s Blog.  If you are looking for a tangy side dish to compliment a savory entree, I have just the one for you.  Diced tomato, cucumber, and avocado join a lime-dijon mustard dressing to provide your palate with enough zing that it will be sure to please you.  Containing antioxidants and healthy fats, this side dish is a nutritious addition to any meal.


1 1/2 cups diced tomato

1 cup diced cucumber

1 cup diced avocado

1/4 cup pine nuts

 lime-dijon mustard dressing (see below)*

1/8 tsp salt

freshly ground pepper to taste

*Lime-Dijon Mustard Dressing:  In a small bowl, combine 1/4 reduced-fat mayonnaise; 2 TBS dijon mustard; 1 1/2 TBS lime juic; and 1/8 tsp salt.


Place diced tomato, cucumber, and avocado in a medium size bowl.  Sprinkle with salt. Gently toss.  Add pine nuts. Spoon salad onto individual salad plates.  Drizzle with lime-dijon mustard dressing and garnish with freshly ground pepper.  Yield: approximately two servings.

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