Tomato and Avocado Salad with Green Empress Dressing

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Green Empress Dressing:
1-- (8.5-ounce) can sweet peas, drained
1cup fresh herb leaves (parsley, chive, basil and/or mint
2-- scallions, trimmed and coarsely chopped
2-- garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1/2cup low-fat buttermilk
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2tablespoons white, distilled vinegar
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salad:
3large ripe tomatoes, each cut in 6 slices
2-- avocados, pitted and peeled, each cut in 9 wedges
12ounces low-fat, mozzarella, halved and cut in 18 slices
1/4teaspoon Kosher salt
1/8teaspoon ground black pepper
1-- lemon cut in 6 wedges

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, purée all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Alternate the tomato slices, avocado wedges and mozzarella slices on a serving platter or 6 individual plates. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle half the dressing over salad and garnish with lemon wedges. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 350
  • Fat 22g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 540mg
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Protein 21g
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