Friday, February 24, 2012

Healthy Avocado Salsa Salad.

Since I currently can't feast on bread (so far so good, by the way), I have realized that certain foods I love needed to get the boot. One of my favorites? Taco salad from our local Tex-Mex restaurant. Their tortilla chips will be the end of me, I swear. Salads at restaurants can be loaded with calories, believe it or not. I used to love eating Chili's Quesadilla Explosion Salad - until I realized it had 1,300 calories. I'm sorry, but its a salad and I'd rather waste my calories on something else, thankyouverymuch!

I decided to make a healthier version at home, with only three ingredients - romaine lettuce, salsa and avocado. I used half mild salsa, half habanero lime salsa, to give it a bit of a kick. 

Avocado Salsa Salad
1 bag Dole Classic Romaine Blend
1 avocado, cut into bite-sized chunks
1/2 cup salsa of your choice
1 Bowl with  lid (if no lid, plastic wrap will do)
Calorie range (depending on how many calories your salsa contains): 175-200
Prep time: 5 minutes

First, you pour the salad into a bowl. Using half of the salsa, drop spoonfuls onto the salad, to better help distribute. Put lid (or saran wrap) on bowl. Shake for about five seconds. Remove lid.

Next, slice your avocado in half, then make slices in the fruit (surprise, its a fruit!) with your knife. Scoop out the slices with a spoon, and sprinkle on top of the salad. Spoon the rest of the salsa onto the salad. Put lid (or saran wrap) on bowl. Shake for about ten seconds.

Remove lid. Serve immediately. Another five minute recipe from short girl, long island. 

Feel free to add other ingredients such as chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, roasted corn or sour cream. Guacamole can be substituted for the avocado, and fat free plain greek yogurt is a healthier stand-in for sour cream. Salads are easy to assemble, filling, and healthy (unless you add unhealthy toppings).


  1. Yummm, this sounds so good! I think it'd be so good with some kind of seasoned, spicy chicken! Will have to try this asap :)

    1. Oh, that sounds really good! Let me know how it turns out. :)

  2. hello from a fellow long islander--there's really too little of us in the blog world :) Sweet blog title. I'm obsessed with avocados, so I will surely be making this!

    1. I know, right! We should definitely team up for a Long Island blog adventure - maybe a thrifting special! After I finish the post I'm working on now, I have another avocado gem for you.

  3. This looks so Summery and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcome! I have another one that I will be posting this week, so keep your eyes peeled! :)