Leafy Green Salad with Fresh Figs, Beets and Avocado

Total Time: 15 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 170
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 35mg
Total Carbs 14g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Potassium 550mg

(Nutrition Information does not included optional feta cheese)

Vitamin A 1943 IU; Vitamin C 44 mg; Calcium 55 mg; Iron 1.3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 106 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 40%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This no-cook, quick and easy meal is a refreshing choice for hot summer days. Abundant with colorful and seasonal ingredients like creamy California Avocados, this salad provides an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and good source of folate.

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Serves: 6

3 cups baby spinach leaves 3 cups baby arugula leaves 1/2 cup red grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup orange grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped and julienned 1/2 cup fresh, raw beets, peeled and thinly sliced 1/4 cup jicama, peeled and cut into thin strips (matchsticks) 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced* 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup fresh figs, quartered ** 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)*** 1/2 tsp. orange zest 2 Tbsp. almond oil Drizzle of balsamic glaze or aged balsamic vinegar
  1. Wash, spin dry and combine spinach and arugula leaves, and place in a large serving bowl.
  2. Add red and orange tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, beets, and jicama, and gently toss with greens.
  3. Top with avocado, almonds, figs, feta, and orange zest.
  4. Evenly drizzle with almond oil and balsamic glaze.

Serving Suggestion: For an added protein boost, top with grilled chicken, fish or beef.

Beverage Pairing: Pair with sparkling wine such as a California champagne or a dry Prosecco.

** 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries or small cubes of fresh watermelon may be used in place of figs.

***Vegan without optional feta cheese

*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.

Did You Know?

California Avocados are a diabetes-friendly food. Learn more about enjoying California Avocados with Type 2 diabetes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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