Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Though simple, this recipe incorporates a variety of fruits and vegetables to help fuel our brains.
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, a healthy type of fat that actually helps decrease LDL “bad” cholesterol and increase HDL “good” cholesterol, which can help reduce your risk for a possible stroke.
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 ripe mango, diced
1 small ripe avocado, diced
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts or sliced almonds (optional)
1. Puree 1/2 cup raspberries, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender until combined.
2. Combine greens, mango, avocado and onion in a large bowl. Pour the dressing on top and gently toss to coat.
3. Divide among five salad plates. Top with the remaining raspberries and sprinkle with nuts, if using.