This salad is made up of all the ingredients I love! Fruit, nuts and avo – what could be a better combination! I love including fruit in a salad, it’s an easy way to increase the fiber and micronutrient content and most importantly it makes a salad taste great. Instead of using a creamy dressing that one would find in a regular waldorf salad I have used avocado and mozzarella cheese to give the salad a creamy texture. The cheese and apple taste great together and the avocado adds extra fiber and some healthy fat. For the leaves I used a combination of rocket and baby spinach – rocket is great to use as a base to a salad as it gives a peppery flavour. Rocket falls under the brassica vegetable family (same as that of broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage). This group of veggies is quite easy to detect because of their more bitter flavour. Have a read on the blog about the benefits of brassicas here – but in short they contain fantastic cancer fighting compounds so regularly consuming these veggies can have great health benefits! This salad also uses pecan nuts instead of walnuts they give a slightly sweeter taste and balance better with peppery rocket.
- 1 green apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 handful rocket
- 1 handful baby spinach
- ½ an avocado, thinly sliced
- ½ mozzarella ball, sliced
- 2 tbsp pecan nut halves
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Layer the leaves, apple, cheese and avocado.
- Sprinkle the nuts over the salad.
- Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over salad with a crack of ground pepper.
Sprinkle the nuts over the salad.
Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over salad with a crack of ground pepper.