Friday, April 12, 2013

Guacamole layered veggie salad

Guacamole layered veggie salad

I have loved avocadoes since I was a kid! I grew up in Southern California where having fresh avocadoes growing in your own backyard was commonplace. I used to practically overdose on the green fruit when it was avocado season. Then, fats (even good-for-you fats) got a bad name, and I gave up avocadoes for decades.

Now, avocadoes figure prominently into my diet. The green fruit (yes, avocadoes are a fruit not a vegetable) gets thumbs up for folks like me trying to eliminate a bacterial overgrowth. Avocadoes contain a high level of oleic acid which impart antifungal properties. Avocadoes are like green, anti-candida fighting machines. And they are delicious too!

Guacamole paired with lots of veggies

Have you ever tried to volumize your guacamole? I did by adding other veggies and spices to my guacamole. The result was perfecto!

Guacamole Layered Veggie Salad for One
ACD-Phase 1 and beyond

Here's what you need for the volumized guacamole:

1/2 avocado
juice of one lemon or lime
1/2 cup steamed broccoli
1/4 cup steamed kale
1/4 cup sauteed onions
pinch of sea salt
bit of water
drizzle of olive oil
1 tsp. cumin

Here's what you do:

Add everything to your food processor and pulse to puree veggies and blend until smooth. Add a bit of water if necessary to reach desired consistency.

Here's what you need for the salad:

1 zucchini
 part of a butternut squash
1 carrot
5 broccoli spears
mesculin greens
diced green onions
chopped cilantro

Here's what you do:

Use a mandolin slicer to cut zucchini, carrot and butternut squash lengthwise. Place veggie slices and broccoli on a large baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees until slightly crispy.

To make the salad, layer veggies with volumized guacamole and finish with diced green onions and chopped cilantro.

Don't forget how good avocadoes are for you? Avocados also are an excellent source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate, copper and potassium.

When I'm done with this nap, I'd like an avocado too!

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

I just found your recipe through Wellness Weekends. Your salad sounds wonderful! And I love your blog name. From one cat lover to another!

Sheree Welshimer said...

Yes, I can see by the name of your blog that you are a cat lover too! My dogs in the kitchen love Bailey, my cat, too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I will visit your blog and leave a comment.