Avocados are rich in the antioxidant glutathione, which attacks free radicals in the body. They’re also an excellent source of potassium and beta-carotene. Pair them with this papaya dressing for a refreshing salad.

For the salad:

1 large ripe avocado, sliced into 12 pieces

Juice of half a lime

7 oz bag of fresh arugula, washed

1 scallion sliced thin

Slice the avocado and sprinkle with the lime juice to keep from browning.

Place a handful of arugula on a plate, sprinkle with the sliced scallions, arrange three slices of avocado on top. Dress the salad with the papaya dressing.

For the papaya dressing:

1 ripe papaya peeled, seeded and diced

Juice of 1 lime

4 Tbs walnut oil

2 Tbs rices ins vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth.

Refrigerate covered, up to one week.

This delicious salad serves 4 at just 147 calories per serving. Enjoy!


Amber Essex
Amber Essex is a Chef with an enthusiasm for healthy ingredients and nutrition and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu London. Her experiences as a military spouse has brought her all over the world, allowing her to understand different regions and foods. She has applied her culinary skills in British bistros, a California cafe, and in her favorite spot - her own kitchen.