Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Avocado Olive Salad

I love avocado, and it does have healthy fat in it, but at 276 calories for a medium avocado, 42% of which is fat, I have to be careful with it. This is a great recipe because it adds some chewing satisfaction to an otherwise mushy food. The saltiness of the olives is surprisingly good with the bland creaminess of the avocado.

2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon wine vinegar (red or white)
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1 ounce black olives, sliced (I use Kalamata)
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced

In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, garlic salt, pepper & olive oil. Add parsley, olives, avocado, and cucumber and gently toss to combine all ingredients. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.

4 servings

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