A salad a day isn’t guaranteed to keep the doctor away (Sorry!), but leafy greens and other vegetables and fruits are an important part of balanced eating. These five salads blend a variety of ingredients to achieve powerhouse flavor. Try them and let us know what you think by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, using the #VidaAguacate hashtag!
Pineapple, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, and fresh lime juice infuse this salad with an ultra-fresh flavor, and the addition of finely diced shallots gives it a purple streak that makes it even more colorful and appealing. You’ll find yourself serving this one over and over again in hotter months.
Palm hearts aren’t that common in recipes in the United States, but if you can find them — fresh are ideal, but canned or jarred are also fine — try this Latin American ingredient in this simple, scrumptious salad that couldn’t be any easier to make.
When you want a salad and you also want a filling meal that can hold you for a few hours, this flank steak salad with basil and avocado can be your go-to dish. And while you can serve it as soon as the steak comes out of the pan, you can also serve this cold, which is good news if you plan to take it to work for lunch.
The name of this salad is underwhelming, though both spinach and avocado offer significant health benefits (a serving of spinach has low calories, no sugar, and no carbohydrates, plus 5% of your daily iron needs, while avocado has 11% of your daily fiber needs and 10% each of your daily recommended folate, Vitamin K, and copper intake).
In addition to these two green ingredients, the salad has chicken, bacon bits, and red pepper, which lend even more flavor and color. Mix and pour the tarragon dressing on top, and you’ll have a delicious lunch in minutes!
The traditional macaroni salad gets a major overhaul in this recipe, which is as colorful and flavorful as the original. Once you try this recipe, with its flavor pops of spicy strawberry and chipotle salsa and the color pops of orange and red pepper, you might have a hard time ever going back.