7 Avocado Salad Recipes ...

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Avocados are rich in flavour and texture and combine with many different ingredients to make attractive, exciting salads.

Avocados contain no cholesterol and are high in fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

This fruit is also an excellent source of monounsaturated fat.

These 7 avocado salad recipes are not only incredibly tasty, but healthy as well.

Enjoy!

1. Grilled Avocado and Tomato Salad

You will need 10 vine-ripened and quartered tomatoes, 4 avocados (peeled, halved, and pitted), ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 2 fresh lemons, 1 red onion (sliced), ¼ cup pine nuts (toasted light brown in the oven), and ¼ pound parmesan cheese.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Cover large platter with tomato quarters, set aside. Place avocado halves in a bowl and drizzle with two tablespoons olive oil, juice of one of the lemons, salt and pepper. Place each half, flat side down, on a hot open grill for about 30 to 45 seconds. Cook on the flat side only. When well caramelized, remove and place on top of the plated tomatoes. In another bowl, squeeze the other lemon over the sliced red onion and mix well. Add the remaining olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Place onions in the empty avocado pit holes. Spoon the remaining lemon/olive oil mixture over avocados and onions. Top with your favourite dressing, distributing generously on all sides. Sprinkle pine nuts and grate cheese on top.2

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