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Beet, Carrot & Avocado Salad

Posted: Jul 24, 2013

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Beet, Carrot & Avocado Salad

This recipe comes from our new dietitian Rob Lazzinnaro, MSc RD CDE who will be working at BMI part time. Rob loves to cook and below is one of his most recent creations. We are thrilled to have Rob joining our team as his clinical skills along with his passion for cooking will make him a great resource for our clients. You can follow Rob on Twitter @rlazzinnaro and check out additional recipes as well as much more on his blog: http://www.democracyisdelicious.com/

My go to salad. Sometimes it starts the meal, sometimes it is the meal. It’s quick to prepare, it tastes great and I always feel fantastic after eating it; salad tends to do that. To increase the protein, try topping with grilled chicken.

Ingredients:

  • Green or red leaf lettuce (organic)
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Avocado
  • Spicy & sweet roasted almonds

Dressing:

  • Tahini, 1 Tbsp.
  • Extra virgin olive oil, 3Tbsp. 
  • Apple cider vinegar, 3Tbsp
  • Water, 2Tbsp
  • Garlic clove, 1 
  • Salt & pepper, to taste 
  • Honey, 1tsp.
  1. Prepare the dressing by combining ingredients in a large container and blending with emersion blender, or in a regular blender.
  2. Wash up your lettuce, carrots and beets. 
  3. Shred the beets and carrots on grater.  Slice up the avocados
  4. Plate the lettuce first, top with beets, carrots & avocado, then finish with almonds (recipe below) and dressing.

 

Spicy & Sweet Almonds

Ingredients:

  • Almonds, 3 c
  • Cayenne, 1/2 tsp.
  • Sugar (brown, raw, coconut…you choose!), 2tbsp
  • Cinnamon, 1tsp.
  • Salt 1/2 tsp.
  • Egg white, 1
  1. Beat the egg white until foamy, and coat almonds with it in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix cayenne, sugar, salt together and then mix with egg white coated almonds.
  3. Place on a baking tray, and bake at 350F for 25-30min.

Nutritional Information – Salad (entire recipe)

175 calories

4g protein

20g carbohydrates

8g fibre

124mg sodium

Nutritional Information – Dressing (entire recipe)

180 calories

1g protein

7.5g carbohydrates

0.5g fibre

8mg sodium

Nutritional Information - Spicy & Sweet Almonds (per ¼ cup serving)

150 calories

5.5g protein

7g carbohydrates

2.5g fibre

12mg sodium