Hemp, Avocado, and Tomato Salad (For One!)
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This salad is so yummy and refreshing, and full of heart healthy fats to keep you full! And it only takes 5 minutes and 7 easily accessible ingredients to quickly slice, assemble, and drizzle.
What (your ingredients):
2 cups butter lettuce and radicchio (I use a prewashed mix from Trader Joe’s)
10 cherry tomatoes
½ small ripe avocado
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar (the older, the sweeter)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of Crazy Jane’s Mixed Up Salt (or any seasoned salt- this one is a blend of garlic, onion, salt, and spices)
How (your directions):
Onto a large plate, place the 2 cups of butter lettuce and radicchio blend.
Slice cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise, then distribute evenly on top of the lettuce.
Slice a small, ripe avocado in half. Using the half without the pit (save the half with the pit, covered, in the fridge for another time), remove the skin. Place halved avocado cut-side down onto cutting board, then slice thinly. Fan the avocado slices and place in the center of the salad.
Sprinkle hemps seeds over the salad, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste with a pinch of salt or seasoned salt.
Why (the science): Hemp seeds are a rich source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You can sprinkle hemp seeds on savory dishes (from salads to pastas to soups) and sweet dishes (top a smoothie or bowl of oatmeal for added crunch).
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