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Avocado Pine Nut Salad With Rice

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This is a simple, nutritious salad with only four ingredients. Serve as a side dish or a main course.
  Pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), toasted
  Romaine lettuce head/6 cups greens of your choice 1 Medium
  Avocado 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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Struggling to get the kids to love their vegetables? Try this avocado pine nut salad to get them to change their mind! Four simple ingredients are all that are needed for this tasty summer salad. This tasty salad makes greens exciting again. And it's so quick and easy to prepare and is vegan friendly. Try this tasty side dish with dinner tonight.

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