Tomato, Basil and Avocado Salad
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.
- 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>
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and stir gently. Chill, covered, for at least 1 hour before serving.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: About 1/2 cup
* 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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