A base of mixed salad leaves, topped with grated apple and courgette, slices of creamy avocado, then topped with red grapes and hazelnuts.
Such a good contrast of flavours and textures, all topped of with the most luxurious dressing and it all comes in at just 227 calories for the salad and 77 calories for the dressing. That's 304 calories for the salad and dressing.
Great for the 5:2 Diet or anybody that is watching their weight.
If you haven't heard of the 5:2 Diet, it is really simple, twice a week you eat under 500 calories if you are a woman or 600 calories if you are a man. The rest of the week you can eat normally. You can read more about the diet, also called The Fast Diet and the healthy benefits in my post the 5:2 Diet.
Avocado, Apple & Hazelnut Salad
- mixed salad leaves 80g
- 1 courgette
- 1 apple
- 60g hazelnuts
- 100g red seedless grapes
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ avocado
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp apple juice
- a few fronds fresh dill
- a good grinding of black pepper
1. Grate the apple and courgette and toss in a little lemon juice, to prevent it from discolouring.2. Slice 1 avocado and toss this in a little lemon juice too.3. Make your dressing. Whizz up ½: avocado, the olive oi, vinegar, apple juice, dill and black pepper.4. Now assemble your salad. First a layer of salad leaves, which are topped with the courgette and apple, top with the avocado, grapes and hazelnuts.5. Drizzle a little dressing over each salad just before serving. You can add a little more apple juice, if you would like a thinner dressing.6. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4
No Croutons Required.
Lisa is hosting this month and the topic is raw soups or salads. She is kindly holding on for me to post this before she posts the roundup. She is a sweetheart.
So head over to Lisa's Kitchen soon to look at all the fabulous entries and vote for your favourite.
I am also entering it into a new challenge called Healthy Me Healthy Us.