Low-Carb Avocado Salad

French Recipe! On our last tour of Washington DC, we stopped for dinner and had a Low-Carb Avocado Salad at Le Pain Quotidien.
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It was one delicious salad that was low-carb, gluten-free and vegan all rolled into one perfect filling salad. I decided to re-create my own version that is easy to make for a light dinner for during the week.  There is nothing better in the hot summer months then a light salad for dinner.

Low-Carb-Avocado-Salad-on-the-tableNow that we moved to Florida, ripe avocados, tomatoes, bell peppers are in abundance with stands on the side of the road. It’s amazing how many small farms sell their produce here which so far, the taste is amazing to say the least.

Avocado Dressing
How to Make Low-Carb Avocado Salad

This dish is very easy to make and all I needed was a food processor, small bowl along with a sharp knife to chop my vegetables.

Dressing

  1. To make the dressing, place a green onion, fresh cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, add avocado along with 2 tbsp of mayonnaise into the food processor.
  2. Blend well until the the mix is a creamy avocado blend.
  3. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Add more olive oil if desired to be not as thick.

mixing the dressingSalad

  1. In a bowl combine the Arugula, Romaine lettuce, 1 chopped avocado, peas, shredded carrots, and cherry tomatoes.
  2. Gently toss into a large salad bowl.

salad bowlToppings

  1. To top each serving bowl, add flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and a little dash of sea salt & pepper before serving.

toppings on saladVariations

I always add vegetables that are in season and sometimes I will cut an orange into  bite size to put in the salad. It gives it a little more of that citres taste that I love in summertime.

Low-Carb Avocado Salad Ways to Serve

Usually when I make a salad of this size, I don’t have anything else. Although if I am serving it as a side to a dish, I try to keep it light and grill chicken or fish.

Tip

If the dressing is to thick, I will add a little bit of vineger or water to my salad dressing.

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Low-Carb Avocado Salad

A delicious Low-Carb Avocado Salad that is gluten-free and vegan all rolled into one perfect dinner salad that is quick and easy to make.
Course Salad
Cuisine French, Low-Carb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 351 kcal

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup Arugula
  • 1 cup Romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup carrot shredded
  • ½ cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup fennel sliced
  • 1 cherry tomatoes sliced

Dressing

  • 1 green onion
  • ½ fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • Dash of sea salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Salad

  2. In a bowl combine the Arugula, Romaine lettuce, 1 chopped avocado, peas, shredded carrots, and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Gently toss into a large salad bowl.

  4. Dressing

  5. To make the dressing, place a green onion, fresh cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, add avocado along with 2 tbsp of mayonnaise into the food processor.

  6. Blend well until the the mix is a creamy avocado blend. 

  7. Add salt and pepper as desired.

  8. Add more olive oil if desired to be not as thick.

  9. Toppings
  10. To top each serving bowl, add flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and a little dash of sea salt & pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 624mg18%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6795IU136%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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