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Avocado And Vegetable Salad

An easy to make salad with a no cholesterol bonus. Add wholemeal bread rolls for a quick, light meal.

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Avocado And Vegetable Salad

healthy check tick
Health Check
Advocado contains monounsaturated fat which can help lower blood cholesterol levels
Asparagus is a good source of vitamin C
Sesame seeds are a source of vitamin E

preparation & cooking time
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
15 minutes

preparation & cooking time
Recipe Serves 6
1 bunch 250g asparagus spears
8 tiny new potatoes
¼ cup French dressing
½ cup chopped fennel bulb or celery
2 tablespoons snipped chives
1 large avocado
1 mignonette lettuce
1 cup mixed salad greens or snow pea sprouts
1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted

preparation & cooking time
Preparation & Cooking
Wash asparagus; trim tough ends off spears. Cut asparagus into 5-cm lengths. Wash and scrape new potatoes.
Place potatoes in a pan; add cold water to just cover them. Cover and bring to the boil. Remove lid. Put asparagus into a steamer, cover and place over the boiling potatoes. Reduce heat to medium, leave simmering for 15 minutes.
Refresh asparagus by plunging it into a bowl of iced water, to retains its colour. Drain potatoes, cut in half and place in a bowl. Add 8 teaspoons French dressing and stir gently. Leave to coll. Drain asparagus and set aside.
Add asparagus, fennel and chives to potatoes; stir gently.
Cut avocado in half, remove stone and peel. Cut into thick slices, place in a bowl, add remaining dressing, stir until coated.
Wash and dry lettuce. Arrange leaves and salad greens in a bowl. Spoon potato mixture into bowl. Top with the avocado; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

preparation & cooking time
Per Serving
Cals 283/kj 1186
Carbohydrates 19 g
Fibre 6 g
Protein 8 g
Sodium 301 mg
Fat 19 g
Cholesterol Nil

Cook's Tips preparation & cooking time
Cook's Tips

To remove stone cut avocado in half lengthwise. Twist the halves until one separates from stone. Cut into the stone, then twist until stone loose.

To dry lettuce well, drain washed lettuce in a colander, place in a salad spinner and spin, or enclose in a clean tea towel and shake well.

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