21 March 2013

5:2 Diet - Avocado, Apple & Hazelnut Salad = 227 calories



I really enjoyed this salad, it was a bit different from my normal salads and I love the crunch of the nuts and the sweetness of the grapes and apple.

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.


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Avocado, Apple & Hazelnut Salad
A fabulous salad full of flavours and texture. 227 calories for the salad per serving and 77 calories for each serving of dressing.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
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 &frac12: 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!
Details
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Yield: Serves 4


I am entering my salad into this month's 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.

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely salad - great to know that you can eat avocado (my favorite thing!) and be SO low cal!
    Mary x

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    1. I love avocado too Mary & it's so good for you.

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  2. omg..i just love avocados so much...i am also followin a diet since last month. and sometimes i mistake a whole avocado as my lunch as its so good!

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  3. That looks delish! I tried a raw diet once before but got bored, might give it another go with things like this on the menu!

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    1. Yes, you can make food quite exciting. Not that I know a huge amount about the raw diet, other than what my friend who followed it told me.

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  4. Love this salad JAc!!

    and your son is really cute!

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  5. Your salad is great and so is your blog. I'm new here and happy to find you. Interesting with the diet. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Pam, nice to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x