Salad for breakfast? Yes!!! I wanted to start a trend, but so far only one person is with me.
That’s okay, trends take time. Instead, treat yourself to guacamole for lunch. If you think about it, guacamole is a salad-smushed. Skip the last part and you have a salad that doesn’t make you miss summer. If it needs a name, call it salsa or relish. In fact, be the envy of your office mates. Call it a party to go. And while avocado may be more calorie dense than some of its friends in the produce aisle, it’s still packed with goodness – healthy fats, vitamin C, plenty of fiber and some protein. Mix it with other veggies and you’ll take a big bite out of your daily government sponsored food pyramid.
So, in short order:
1 avocado, cubed
any decent tomato or handful of cherry tomatoes, cubed/halved
a handful of chopped cilantro (parsley for haters)
jalapeno, fresh hopefully, chopped
bell pepper, chopped & optional
juice from 1/2 lime
variations: red onion (not for breakfast or for those who work in close quarters), scallions, garlic, hot pepper sauce…you get the picture
note: great with corn tortillas, brushed with veg oil, sprinkled with salt, cumin, cayenne and baked 350 until crispy