How To Make Avocado, Spinach, And Cilantro Salad

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make avocado, spinach, and cilantro salad.

    Amy Riolo: Hi! I'm Amy Riolo with Harris Teeter. My Avocado Spinach and Cilantro Salad doesn't just taste great, it's also full of antioxidants and anticancer properties. So let's get stated.

    So the first thing we're going to do is combine the juice of half of lime in with a quarter cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil and we are just making vinaigrette. Just stir this up until it's completely emulsified. When you get this nice thick buttery like consistency that's when you know you're done. Then we're going to add in half a teaspoon of salt and some freshly cracked pepper and that's how simple our vinaigrette is. I've got 12 ounces of baby spinach. You could also use of Arugula or whatever you like. I am going to go in and add a cup chopped cilantro. If you don't like cilantro for another reason, you can use dill or parsley or whatever herb you prefer. But keep in mind the different herbs have different health benefits. Here you have 2 ripe avocados that I've just cut into large chunks and I am adding those in. Avocados have also been proven to balance blood sugar levels. So they're beneficial. Then we can just drizzle our vinaigrette right over the top. If you want to make the salad in advance, you could keep the avocado separate in a little bit of lemon or lime juice just so that it doesn't turn color and then dress it with vinaigrette at the very last minute.

    Here we have our Avocados Spinach and Cilantro Salad. A delicious salad that makes eating well fun. Enjoy!