Macadamia Nut Oil is one of my favorite ingredients for my daily salad. I tend to go simple by blending with an 18-year aged balsamic vinegar then drizzle over the salad. For this recipe I mixed it with Agave Nectar to provide a clean, crisp appearance showcasing the fresh ingredients. Spinach is great nutritional ingredient for a salad however for this recipe Butter Lettuce was selected. One cup of Butter Lettuce is 5 calories providing about 30% of vitamin A. Sometimes it is nice to change it up a bit!
Avocados are a great source of healthy fat; but remember in moderation. Almonds are good for the heart – just remember to purchase raw almonds – no added salt. They are high in calories so be careful about adding too many. Slivered almonds are a nice way to control the calories. Dried fruit can be high in sugar and calories so add a few for color and a bit more sweetness.
This wonderful recipe was adapted from: Healthiest Meals on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What Meals to Eat and Why by Jonny Bowden. You can find this valuable book at this location.
Ingredients for 2 Salads
2 cups Butter Lettuce, washed and leaves torn into pieces
1 Ripe Avocado, cut into slices
1 Blood Orange, peeled and separated into segments
Dried Fruit such as Cranberries or Apricots
2 tbsp Macadamia Nut Oil
1 tsp Agave Nectar / Raw Honey
Place Butter Lettuce on a plate and then add the avocado, blood orange segments and top with sliced almonds and dried fruit. Mix together macadamia nut oil with sweetener and then drizzle over salad.