Recipe: Sliced avocado with poppy seed vinaigrette

Sliced avocado with poppy seed vinaigrette

Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Sliced avocado in a sweet-and-sour vinaigrette tastes delicious as is, served on a bed of lettuce or mixed with other fruit, like sliced bananas, seedless grapes, star fruit or ripe pear.


1/4 cup honey or raw sugar

1/2 cup sunflower or safflower oil

5 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 green onion, minced

1/2 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard


2 teaspoons poppy seeds

4 large avocados, peeled and sliced lengthwise


Whip the honey, oil, vinegar, onion, mustard and salt to taste in a blender until emulsified. Stir in the poppy seeds.

Arrange the avocado slices on a serving platter and pour the dressing over.

6 servings. Each serving: 292 calories; 60 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 26 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 16 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 2.67 grams fiber.