Tomato, Basil and Avocado Salad

Healthy Living, Recipes

This Dietitian loves that this salad is full of fiber! In one half cup serving, there are 6 grams of fiber. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the recommended fiber intake is about 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men.

Fiber is one of the commonly under-consumed nutrients in the standard American diet because low intakes are associated with health concerns. Fiber promotes gastrointestinal health, improved cholesterol and blood glucose levels, and weight management. If you’re looking to increase your fiber intake, do it slowly over time to avoid increased gassiness and bloating associated with swift fiber increases, and include plenty of water and other fluids to keep your gut moving.

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Ingredients

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped yellow tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper to taste/li>

Preparation

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and stir gently. Chill, covered, for at least 1 hour before serving.

Yield: 4 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/2 cup
Calories: 117
Sodium: 6mg
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 12g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Fiber: 6g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 2g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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