Holiday foods weighing you down? Take a salad break!
This Avocado, Pomegranate, and Jicama Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is bursting with flavor and nutrition. Plus, it keeps to the red and green theme so you feel all Christmas-y when you eat it!
Here are the stars of this refreshing winter salad:
Did you know that Hass Avocados have over 20 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients? And, oh, that silky smooth texture…they really are one of my favorite salad ingredients.
Pomegranate is a great source of vitamin C and ellagic acid, which may help protect against heart disease and cancer. And I love the little juice burst when you bite into them!
This cruchy and fiber-rich root vegetable is one of my favorite salad stir-ins. It’s a great compliment to the creamy avocado and sweet-tart pomegranate here.
What’s not to love about spinach? The spinach in a single serving of this salad gives you double your vitamin A needs and 2/3 of your vitamin C needs for the day!
In addition to being a source of heathy omega-3 fats, I love the consistency of walnuts in salads – big and beautiful, yet not too crunchy.
So there you have it – a lovely, tasty, healthy winter salad with a knockout dressing recipe. Ready to make one for yourself? Here’s what to do:
- 1 10 oz bag baby spinach leaves
- 1 medium Hass avocado peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup finely shaved jicama
- 1/2 cup walnut pieces
- Top with Creamy Avocado Dressing
- Divide spinach into two bowls.
- Arrange avocado, pomegranate, jicama, and walnuts on top of spinach.
- Drizzle with Creamy Avocado Dressing.
- 2 large Hass Avocados
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup minced onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp salt
- Dash black pepper
- Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
Adapted from Paula Deen
(Disclaimer: Although I did receive financial compensation for writing this post, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. For nutrition information on avocados, please be sure to visit the LoveOneToday website.)