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Hearty Avocado-Cashew Salad Recipe

Filling and so delicious, this hearty salad is the perfect fare to serve for lunch or a light supper. Hosting a dinner party? This colorful offering makes a great first course salad too. So versatile!

avocado-cashew salad

Hearty Avocado-Cashew Salad Recipe

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

Dressing:
• 4 teaspoons flaxseed oil
• 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Salad:
• 4 ounces (5 cups, lightly packed) mixed baby greens
• 20 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
• 1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
• 1⁄2 Bermuda onion, chopped
• 1⁄2 cup chopped raw or roasted cashews
• 1 avocado, sliced

Instructions

1. To make the dressing: Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and briskly whisk until smooth and emulsified.

2. To make the salad: Divide the greens between two large salad plates. For each serving, top with half of the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and cashews. Arrange the avocado slices on top in a spiral pattern. Drizzle with half of the dressing. Serve immediately.


Laura Theodore is a 2014 TASTE award-winning television personality, radio host, vegan chef, cookbook author and recording artist. She is author of Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites and Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine Made Easy and Delicious. Laura is the on-camera host, writer and co-producer of the popular cooking show, Jazzy Vegetarian and hosts the weekly podcast radio show, Jazzy Vegetarian Radio.