California Summer Harvest Salad

Avocados combine with goat cheese, nectarines and baby lettuces for a delicious and healthy salad

Avocados combine with goat cheese, nectarines and baby lettuces for a delicious and healthy salad


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

1 teaspoon honey

¼ teaspoon salt

1 dash nutmeg

4 to 6 cups (5 oz.) baby lettuces

1 fresh nectarine or peach, peeled, seeded and sliced

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced

1 oz. soft-ripened California cheese, such as chevre or feta, crumbled

Toasted, sliced almonds, optional


In a large bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and nutmeg.

Add baby lettuces; toss to combine with dressing.

Arrange nectarines or peaches and avocado slices on top of salad.Scatter cheese crumbles on top and serve immediately.  Top with toasted sliced almonds if desired.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

 Calories 190; Total Fat 16 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 10 g); Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 240 mg; Potassium 355 mg; Total Carbohydrates 12 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 6 g; Protein 3 g; Vitamin A 410 IU; Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 55 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 53 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 6%; Iron 4% *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

People who eat more generous amounts of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and perhaps heart disease and high blood pressure.
This recipe meets the following Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) Fruits & Veggies–More Matters® program criteria. Per Serving, each serving must contain at least one serving of fruit or vegetables per 250 calories; added sugars cannot exceed 15% of total calories; total fat is ≤ 35% of total calories, saturated fat is <10% of calories, trans fat is <0.5g per serving; contain ≤ 600 mg of sodium; and offer ≥ 0.014g/kcal naturally occurring fiber (28g of fiber/2000 calories).

Source:  California Avocado Commission

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