With their creamy flesh and delicate color, avocados are an incredibly versatile fruit. Not only are they wonderful in classic Mexican dishes, they also taste delicious when mixed with fresh ingredients like tangy feta cheese and burst-in-your-mouth grape tomatoes. Served on top of a bed of lettuce, and a warmed tortilla, this chunky salad is both flavorful and filling. To take a look at the recipe,
1 ripe avocado, seeded and diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup sliced scallions
2 Tbs. bacon bits
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, preferably toasted
2 Tbs. fat-free mayonnaise
16 grape tomatoes
1 cup shredded leaf lettuce plus half head for garnish
4 8-inch low-fat plain or flavored flour tortillas
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Put diced avocado into a mixing bowl, and stir in feta cheese, lime juice and black pepper.
- Add scallions, bacon bits, sunflower seeds and mayonnaise, stirring gently to combine. Stir in grape tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
- Spray tortillas lightly with nonstick cooking spray, and heat in oven until softened, for about 30 seconds. Remove from oven, and place each tortilla on individual plates.
- To serve, line each tortilla with whole lettuce leaf, and mound salad mixture on top.