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Garden Salad With Avocado Dressing

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Discover a new staple for your meal-prep routine. Portion out the salads in airtight containers or jars, and you’ll have a quick, healthy option for busy weekdays. And thanks to the acidity of the lime...


  • 5 ounces, mix baby greens (baby kale, baby arugula, baby spinach)
  • 1/2 cup, thinly sliced celery stalks
  • 1/3 cup, thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/2 cup, thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3/4 cup water, or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 serrano chile (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


179 cals


15 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

11 g


12 g


4 g


5 g


2 g


415 mg


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine half of the chopped avocado, oil, garlic, cilantro, scallion, lime juice, water and salt. Puree until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until use. 
  2. In a large bowl combine the baby greens, celery, onions, pepper, cucumber, carrots, tomatoes and the remaining half of chopped avocado. (See Chef Tips.)
  3. Serve salad with the dressing. 

Chef Tips

For maximum freshness, store the greens and sliced veggies separately, or layer the veggies at the bottom of a container and lay the greens on top. Keep the dressing in a separate container until you are ready to dress the salad.

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