Goji Tao Ren Avocado Salad - Healing Cuisine Recipes for Cholesterol Management


Avocado, also known as the "Alligator Pear", is a rich fruit with a soft, buttery texture and delicious taste. It is completely loaded with nutrients and is cholesterol and sodium-free. It can be served as a garnish for grilled meats and fish or added to create a cheerful first course when it is used in a variety of salads.
 
Some preliminary research indicates that high avocado intake combined with exercise helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels. In one test, results showed a 17% reduction of total serum cholesterol levels and 22% reduction of harmful LDLs. [1] So, yeah, avocados can be good for you!


Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados
2 small tomatoes
1 cup pitted black olives
1 lettuce
1 cup of dried peach kernel
1-2 cups of dried Goji

Directions:
  1. Cut avocados and tomatoes into small pieces 
  2. Place in a medium bowl along with olives, Goji, and peach kernel
  3. Pour in the salad dressing and mix lightly
  4. Marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator
  5. Serve on a bowl of lettuce
 

Comments

Avocado is a very fragile fruit, despite how it appears with its wrinkly dark green skin; if your Avocado seems to be in desperate need of ripening, simply store it in a paper bag at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. And since it is such a fragile fruit, you should only cut your Avocado as close to serving time as soon as possible, especially since it has a tendency to darken when its inner flesh is exposed to the air.
 
With this avocado salad recipe, you can adjust and enhance your ingredients to include such tasty additions as Goji, Peach Kernel (Tao Ren), pine nuts, sections of Lemons, Oranges (even Madarin oranges will do), and/or Grapefruit, Parmesan Cheese, Red Onions, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers (Green, Orange, Red, and/or Yellow), sprigs of Dill, Papaya, Mango, and/or Fennel will help your Salad pop into a colorful display of flavors and culinary art. It is equally important to make the Avocado the absolute centerpiece amongst the Salad Greens (if you choose to do so). If you want to add fruit to your Avocado Salad, find the ripest produce; if you are planning to top your salad with additional Avocado slices fanned out on top of your salad, consider alternating them with Orange and Grapefruit sections to form a simple daisy-inspired design. For an added touch, sprinkle your Avocado with Lemon juice to prevent any discoloration.

Soon, you’ll impress your family, friends, and guests with such beautiful salads. So go on and enjoy this chance to create, enhance, and adjust your Avocado Salad recipe to your own special taste.


REFERENCE
  1. ^Lopez Ledesma, R; Frati Munari, A C: Hernandez Dominguez, B C: Cervantes Montalvo, S: Hernandez Luna, M H: Juarez, C: Moran Lira, S (1996 Winter). "Monounsaturated fatty acid (avocado) rich diet for mild hypercholesterolemia". Arch-Med-Res. 27 (4): 519–23.


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7lucasmovie posted on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:07
I love avocados! Especially guacamole. I learned the lemon trick from a random lady at the market. She told me to add lemon to the guacamole or avocado and it would prevent it from turning that ugly brown color right away. I am quite happy that it has had a very positive effect on me. I knew that it was doing something else besides just tasting good. I always found myself in a better mood and it was thanks to the avocado. I am going to create this specific salad and see the difference in my sex drive.
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