Avocado Pine Nut Salad with Rice
|Pine nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted|
|Romaine lettuce head/6 cups greens of your choice||1 Medium|
|Cooked brown rice||2 Cup (32 tbs), warm|
|Juice of lemon||1⁄2 Medium|
|Olive oil||2 Tablespoon (1 - 2 Tbsp)|
For the rice:
Cook according to package directions. Or, simmer 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water for 45-50 minutes.
For the pine nuts:
Over medium-high heat, warm a pan and add the pine nuts. Shake the pan periodically and remove from the heat once the oils are released and the pine nuts start to turn golden brown.
To Assemble the Salad:
Chop the lettuce and place into a salad bowl.
Pit and cube the avocado and add to the bowl.
Douse the lettuce and avocado with lemon juice and olive oil and toss. Add the warm rice and toasted pine nuts. Toss and serve as a main course or as a side salad.
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33 g50.8%
Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 39.2 mg1.6%
Total Carbohydrates 36 g12.1%
Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.2%
Sugars 2.2 g
Protein 8 g15.8%
Vitamin A 169.3% Vitamin C 54.3%
Calcium 6.4% Iron 16.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet