You’re a Grand Old Flag Salad

You're a Grand Old Flag Salad

Total Time: 20 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 320
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 420mg
Total Carbs 12g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Potassium 351mg

Vitamin A 1443 IU; Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 130 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 59 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 15%; Iron 4%

*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 fun salad is perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, Flag Day celebrations or any time you feel patriotic.

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Serves: 8

As needed Creamy Ranch-Style Dressing (see make-ahead recipe below) 14 oz. American blend salad 3 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced 2 oz. fresh blueberries 2 oz. small grape tomatoes, sliced in half Creamy Ranch-Style Dressing 1 (1-oz.) packet ranch dressing mix 16 oz. light sour cream As needed Non-fat milk, as needed to thin
  1. Make dressing and chill while preparing other ingredients.
  2. In a 9” x 13” pan, layer salad and avocado, pushing ingredients down and smoothing to create a flat surface.
  3. Top with dressing and spread to create a smooth surface. If dressing is too thick to spread easily, thin with a little non-fat milk.
  4. Orient the pan horizontally; place the blueberries in a rectangle shape in the upper left corner of the salad, leaving room between the berries for the dressing to show through.
  5. Place a row of tomatoes cut-side down along the top and bottom edges of the salad. Repeat with 5 more evenly-spaced rows of tomatoes between those rows, for a total of 7. Depending on the size of the tomatoes the white rows of the flag design may be narrower than the red rows.

Creamy Ranch-Style Dressing

  1. In medium bowl, stir all dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Serving Suggestions:
If desired, fill in the white rows with shredded mozzarella cheese or other “white” ingredients

Beverage Pairings:
Serve with your favorite American beverage.

*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?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

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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