I know what you’re thinking…this doesn’t sound all that tasty. But, OH…it is!!!! After all my hospital stays and tests, we finally have an official diagnosis (more on that in a later post), which has led us (me) to a new way of eating. Not to mention the fact that I’m now counting calories in an effort to loose the rest of this “baby” weight from child #1 – who may or may not have turned 7 last month. But let’s not go there shall we?!
So…with that said, I’m eating leaner and more “clean” foods. And when this salad came across my Pinterest feed (shocker there I know), I literally fell in love! I mean, it has 3 of my favorite ingredients: cheese (any kind will do), tomatoes and avocadoes!! I couldn’t wait to try it. And you know what? It didn’t disappoint.
And since I’m counting calories, I even took the time to look every single ingredient up and count up the calories. I’ll include that info at the bottom!!
Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Salad
Based on recipe at Everything Fabulous
1 pint cherry/grape tomatoes, cut in half
2-3 medium Avocados, peeled and diced
8oz Mozzarella cheese diced (or fresh Mozzarella pearls, drained)
1/3 cup fresh basil, julienned (or 16 tsp dried)
2 TBSP fresh parsley (or 2 tsp dried)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and parsley. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over tomato mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
3. Just before serving, stir in the diced avocados.
Serve as a side salad or with toasty baguettes for a bruschetta-type feel.
Makes approx. 4 cups
Total Calorie count: 1940 (based on 3 avocados)
1/2 cup serving = 243 calories
This salad has a tangy feel because of the lemon juice, but it really seems to work with everything else mixed in. I found it just perfect and extremely filling. I paired it with a grilled chicken breast for a very delicious and full lunch.
Total lunch calories: 409
Based on 4oz chicken breast
What easy, fun, cool salads to you love? Feel free to share your recipes in the comments or by leaving a link to your own post!
Some of the recipes I plan to share in the coming weeks:
Sautéed Chicken with Zucchini, Onions and Tomatoes (my own creation!!!)
Cherry-Mango Smoothie review
**You can now PRINT or SAVE to PDF the recipes I put on here!!! Just click on the “Print & PDF” link at the bottom of this post!!!
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