Potato and smoked salmon salad with creamy avocado dressing
Great food that’s great for you — that’s how I’d best describe a MediterrAsian way of eating. This opulent salad is the perfect example. It doesn’t just taste wonderful, it’s also packed with nutritional goodness.
The buttery smoked salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The luscious dressing is made primarily with avocado and extra virgin olive oil — two excellent sources of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. The crisp salad greens are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And the potato provides complex carbohydrates to fuel your muscles and brain, and they’re also a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C (and because the potatoes are eaten together with protein and goods fats, it means they’re digested slowly and don’t cause blood sugar spikes).
But the last thing we were thinking about when we were chowing down on this salad was the nutritional content. We were too busy savoring the taste!
1 avocado — peeled and roughly chopped
1 clove garlic — minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
⅓ cup water
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups mixed salad leaves
7 oz (200g) sliced cold smoked salmon
¼ red onion — thinly sliced