Avocado- Pine Nut Salad

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Avocado- Pine Nut Salad

Yield: 8 Servings

Prep Time: 15 min

This has been my family's favorite salad recipe for years and years. Every family gathering we have, this salad makes an appearance!

Ingredients:

2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
1 head green leaf lettuce, chopped
1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
1 large avocado, chopped
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

DRESSING
4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Place dressing ingredients in shaker jar. Shake well and refrigerate until chilled.

2. Prepare salad ingredients and toss with chilled dressing.

3. Serve immediately.

Tips:

*An easy way to roast raw pine nuts is to dry roast them in a heated saucepan, stirring often so that they do not burn (they burn easily if not watched).
*Grill some chicken and marinate it in the salad dressing for a great summer, main-dish salad!

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1/8th of the salad
Calories per serving: 179
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2g
Sugar per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: 6.25g
Protein per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 2.5mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 12g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 5.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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12 Responses to “Avocado- Pine Nut Salad”

  1. 1

    nina — April 7, 2010 @ 6:41 AM

    Saw this on twitter and just had to come and look. Avos are just the best and coming ripening fast on my tree….thx for sharing!

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    Kalynskitchen — April 7, 2010 @ 6:48 AM

    I like everything about this recipe!

  3. 3

    The Double Dipped Life — April 7, 2010 @ 6:49 AM

    Except for the mustard… this looks wonderful!

  4. 4

    Elle — April 7, 2010 @ 6:54 AM

    Definitely going to try this one! And we can use raw milk mozz to make it a raw meal. Thanks, Lori!

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    Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle — April 7, 2010 @ 7:12 AM

    Love this combination; switch the lettuce for pasta and the white vinegar for balsamic and you have the makings of my favorite summer dish too!

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    Lori Lange — April 7, 2010 @ 7:40 AM

    Trust me… the mustard mixed w/ the white wine vinegar makes a wonderful, tangy dressing. We use it for everything!

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    BethieofVA — April 7, 2010 @ 10:59 AM

    So making these! Gotta find the pine nuts though.

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    Shannon — July 5, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

    This salad is great! I used kale, red lettuce and iceberg and it was a big hit with my family!

  9. 9

    Barbara — December 1, 2013 @ 8:28 AM

    Is the cheese regular Mozzarella or the raw Mozz? Thanks

  10. 10

    Lori Lange — December 1, 2013 @ 7:39 PM

    Just regular shredded mozzarella.

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    sharryl — February 25, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

    Why,why,why do people take a well thought out recipe and change so many things out? If the posted recipe caught your attention and sounds good…..then that is a recipe…..if you are changing things out you should have your own recipe sight and post your changed up recipes…..if it aint broke..dont fix it! Nice recipe!!!

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    Nancy Long — April 21, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

    I use avocado and some kind of nut and cheese in most all salads I make. Love, love, love! Also, my vinaigrette is similar, sometimes add a touch of honey