Tropical Summer Salad

This salad was just a little creation one night and I wanted to share it because it was so fresh and summer-y.  Personally, I could live off of avocados, and the one in this salad was perfectly green.  I couldn’t have been more excited to see no brown spots after a string of bad ones the last few times I’ve purchased them!  If you don’t know how to prepare an avocado it’s very simple, here’s a very helpful step-by-step description that I found…

Avocados are a great source of the healthier unsaturated fats.  Don’t let that be an excuse to eat the whole thing though, (although it will be hard to resist!) a healthy portion of an avocado is only 1/4 of it.  So enjoy the healthy fat, but watch your portion.

Tropical Summer Salad

Serves: 4-6

1 mango, chopped

1 avocado, chopped

1/4 cup sliced almonds

2 tbsp. green olives, sliced

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

6 oz. spinach & mixed greens

Dressing: I made a simple red wine vinaigrette with olive oil, red wine vinegar and a little salt and pepper.  The amount will depend on how much salad you plan to eat.  For 3 servings I used about 1/3 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.  Prepare it to taste and to the amount of salad you will eat in that sitting.

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and top with dressing given or dressing of choice.
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