Healthy Recipes

Green Salad with Basil, Peas and Avocado

Green Salad with Basil, Peas and Avocado
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Ingredients: 

Dressing
½ cup fresh peas
4 tablespoons ripe avocado (half of a small fruit)
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

Salad
1 large endive, sliced crosswise into rings, rinsed and dried
2 cups frisée, lightly packed, rinsed and dried
2 cups baby spinach, lightly packed, rinsed and dried
2 cups baby arugula, lightly packed, rinsed and dried
2 cups mixed baby greens, lightly packed, rinsed and dried
1/2 cup basil leaves, chiffonade
1/3 cup peas
4 tablespoons cubed avocado

Directions: 

  • Bring small pot of well-salted water to boil and add peas. Cook until peas are tender, about 1 minute, then remove peas from water with slotted spoon, plunge them into ice water for a few minutes, and drain.

     

  • To make dressing: Combine cooked peas, avocado, lemon juice, and mustard in blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate dressing until ready to use.

     

  • Place lettuce, basil, peas, and avocado in large salad bowl.

     

  • Add dressing to salad and toss until vegetables are evenly coated.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 82 calories, 3 g fat (.5 g saturated), 13 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 5 g fiber, 254 mg sodium (11% Daily Value).