This salad is an explosion of flavors and textures. It is purely vegetarian and vegan and full of vitamins. Almond nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals; the kind of well-balanced food ensure protection against diseases and cancers.
Avocado has natural oils and tomatoes and grapefruit are rich in vitamin C. Lettuce of any kind is good for your whole welbeing so this salad is very high in nutritional value. You can always play around with the ingredients adding and subtracting what you like and what you dont.
The dressing is again another healthy option. Extra virgin spanish olive oil with all its goodness combined with balsamic vinegar. This salad is pure healthy goodness in itself. Be it a starter or a meal on its own, if you want something healthy look no further.
I learnt this dressing in a cooking workshop which i attended thanks to Soy Vital Spain which is a leading distributor for dry fruits. I am ever so grateful to them for teaching me such lovely recipes.
This is what i have put in my salad
1 head of curly endive lettuce or any lettuce of your choice
1 pink grapefruit
a handful of caramelised nuts ( i used almonds)
10 tablespoons of extra virgin spanish olive oil
4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
juice of 1 lime
5 tablespoons of strawberry jam
salt to taste
Wash and drain the lettuce well. Chop all the other ingredients for the salad and arrange in a platter.
To make the dressing. Put the extra virgin spanish olive oil in a bowl and add the vinegar and lemon juice and whisk very well with a whisk till creamy and thick. Add salt and the strawberry jam.
Pour over the salad. Sprinkle with caramelised nuts
To make caramelised nuts: