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Recipe: Avocado salad with ginger-miso dressing

Recipe: Avocado salad with ginger-miso dressing

Avocado salad with ginger-miso dressing — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

Four classic soy foods — tofu, soy milk, miso and soy sauce — flavor this creamy dressing. A perfect complement to the avocado in this salad, the dressing is equally delicious on sliced tomatoes or grilled salmon.


Directions

To make the dressing, combine tofu, soy milk, ginger, soy sauce, miso and mustard in a blender or food processor. Process just until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cilantro and green onion. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

In a small bowl, toss the avocado slices in the lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the lettuces, red and green onions, and cilantro and toss to mix.

Add 2/3 of the dressing and toss lightly to coat. Divide the salad among individual plates. Arrange 2 avocado slices on top of each portion in a crisscross pattern. Top each avocado cross with a dollop of the remaining dressing. Serve immediately.


Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/3 cup plain silken tofu
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain soy milk (soya milk)
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light miso
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green (spring) onion, including tender green top
  • 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 12 thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ounces mixed baby lettuces
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 green (spring) onion, including tender green top, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)

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Calories76 
Carbohydrate7 g 
Cholesterol0 mg 
Fiber3 g 
Monounsaturatedfat3 g 
Potassium 
Protein3 g 
Saturatedfat1 g 
Servingsize 
Sodium131 mg 
TotalFat5 g 

2011-05-19

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