It’s finally raining here in OZ and I can’t tell you how much we need it! I have all the windows open in my home and the smell of the first rain of the season is intoxicating! Lightly in the back ground Come Undone by Duran Duran is playing and as the breeze blows my curtains I can hear the distant laughter of my Baby Eden who has gone home echoing in my mind… I miss the way he smells, the way he looks at me, and the way his sweet hand felt on my cheek. I wonder if he thinks of me as much as I think of him??
Oh No EDEN don’t cry!!
Oh but I can’t help it! I miss him so much. He was my little companion during my morning coffee, afternoon walks, and evening wine. Goodness EDEN! Maybe I need to add a little jalapeno to my freshly juiced kale?? That ought to snap me out of it.
Sigh…. I want to be around for my family for a long time so I have been looking at my diet to see what kind of nutritional tweaks I could do to it. I noticed I do not have a lot of fat in my diet good or bad so I need a recipe that will add that healthy fat into my diet without hurting my waistline and folks I got it! So you can get to making this yummy salad to be around your family members longer, I will tell you….
What You Will Need:
2 Avocados, cubed
2 C Jicama, shredded
1 1/2 C Radishes, sliced thinly
4 Tbsp Raw Pumpkin Seeds (No oil or salt added)
1/4 C Dried Cherries or Currants (No sugar added)
** If possible, buy your pumpkin seeds and dried cherries in bulk. It is truly much cheaper.
For The Dressing:
1 C Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Orange, juiced (I like the sumo kinds this time of year if you are really lucky Navel oranges are in season.)
1 Lime, juiced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
pinch of Salt and Pepper
Now that you have all that you need,
Prep your Mis en Place 🙂 Remember doing this makes cooking more enjoyable and easier.
In a large glass bowl, add in the sliced radishes, diced avocado, cherries, and raw pumpkin seeds.
Next, peel the jicama, then using a cheese grader shred the jicama.
Like this! Then add to the glass bowl with the rest of your dry ingredients.
In a separate small glass bowl, add in the plain greek yogurt, and the juice from the orange.
Then add in the juice from the lime.
Next, add in the olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Pour the dressing over the salad then cover with a lid and shake it, shake it, shake it! Oh shake your hips too while you are at it 🙂
There you go! Wasn’t that easy? You now have a salad that is bursting with heart healthy fat and overflowing with fantastic flavor!!! Look at that fiber!
Makes 4 Servings: 290 cals, 16 G fat, 30 G carbs, 9 G pro, 6 G fiber, 4 G sugar
Cheers To Another Waistline Friendly Meal!