Vegetarian Recipes: High Essential Fat Salad

It can’t be said enough, and anyone who is a fan will surely sound off for the benefits of them — avocados are a deliciously healthy element that should be included in everyone’s diet. The mono-unsaturated fat found in avocados is healthy for the heart, as it helps to raise levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), thus protecting arteries. At the same time, avocados also help to lower levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL). It is the plant-based fat known as beta-sitosterol found in avocados that puts the cholesterol punch in them. This type of fat lowers blood serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, without substantial modifications to one’s exercise program or diet.

Avacado Salad

For a recipe yield of about 1 serving of High Essential Fat Salad, follow these instructions.

Ingredients for Making High Essential Fat Salad

Organic mixed greens or herbs
1/4 organic avocado, sliced
5 pitted Kalamata olives
5 organic grape tomatoes
5 or 6 organic mushroom slices
1 tablespoon organic flax or hemp seeds, ground
1 tablespoon olive or flax seed oil
1 tablespoon organic apple cider or balsamic vinegar

Using the ingredients noted, prepare the salad on its own plate or in a bowl.

Place the mushroom and avocado on top of the greens.

Place the Kalamata olives and tomatoes on top, arranging them for presentation.

Sprinkle a teaspoon or flax or hemp seed on top and add oil and vinegar.

The salad is high in good fat and you may find it unusually filling for this reason.

 

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