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.
American Summer Salad With California Avocados
Total Time: 15 min
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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%
Ingredients4 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
- Combine fresh produce ingredients.
- 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.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados