Stack seven layers of California Avocadoes and chopped or shredded fruit and veggies in a clear glass jar for a beautiful presentation.
Seven-Layer Avocado Salad in a Jar
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|2||Persian cucumbers, diced|
|1||cup||shredded red cabbage|
|8||orange and/or yellow mini bell peppers, stemmed and sliced in rings|
|1||cup||coarsely chopped cooked artichoke hearts|
|1 1/3||cups||chopped Houweling’s Tomatoes|
|1||ripe, medium Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced|
|3||Tbsp.||fresh citrus juice (lemon and/or orange or lime)*|
|2||Tbsp.||Extra virgin olive oil|
|1||Tbsp.||country Dijon or spicy mustard|
|1||clove garlic, minced|
|8||leaves fresh basil, minced|
|1/4||tsp.||cracked black pepper, or more to taste|
|As needed||Salt to taste|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Layer the cucumbers, cabbage, edamame, peppers, artichoke hearts and tomatoes in 12 fl. oz. glass jars
- Sprinkle a little of the juice on the diced avocado to coat. Place avocado on top of the tomatoes.
- Place the remaining juice and ingredients in a small jar with a lid; shake until well-blended. Pour dressing over each of the layered salads. Seal with jar lid and serve.
*You can make the dressing sweeter or more tart to your liking depending on which citrus juice you use.
Serving Suggestion: Gently invert sealed jars a couple of times to coat the salad with dressing. Serve with long forks or chopsticks. Tossed salad variation: Toss salad ingredients with dressing and serve in Mason jars.
Individual snack salad variation: Place California Avocados and a small amount of dressing at the bottom of a small glass jar. Top with your favorite salad ingredients and seal with the jar lid until snack time, then gently shake and enjoy.
Beverage Pairing: Prosecco wine or sparkling water with lime.
**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.
Vitamin A 918 IU; Vitamin C 90 mg; Calcium 90 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 230 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.23 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 150%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15 %;