Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad
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Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad
Viviane Bauquet Farre
Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Salad

The whole salad is drizzled with a spunky cilantro vinaigrette that’s almost like a cilantro pesto (the pine nuts give the dressing a lovely creaminess).

Then, the salad is garnished with crispy wonton strips that have been lightly sautéed in olive oil until they’re crunchy and golden-brown. Every bite is a delight, offering a marvelous array of flavors and textures.

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4
Servings
566
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the wontons

  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 12  square wonton wrappers, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • Sea salt, to taste

For the vinaigrette

  • 1  Cup  tightly packed cilantro leaves
  • 1  Tablespoon  pine nuts
  • clove garlic, peeled
  • 2  Tablespoons  brown rice vinegar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  maple syrup or organic sugar
  • 5  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  cayenne

For the salad

  • 5  Ounces  baby arugula
  • ripe avocados, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4  Pound  mixed heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground white pepper, to taste

Directions

For the wontons

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the wonton strips. Toss well, then sauté until they become golden brown, continuing to toss occasionally, for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel and season with salt, to taste.

For the vinaigrette

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy, about 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl once. Transfer to a small bowl.

For the salad

Divide the arugula into 4 salad bowls. Top with the avocado and tomato pieces. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Garnish with the crispy wontons. Season with pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
26g
29%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
176µg
25%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
39mg
52%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
166µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
66µg
17%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
82mg
26%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
147mg
21%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
145mg
10%
Water
157g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Heirloom Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Heirloom Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.