- 3 avocados, sliced and small diced
- 3 cups organic arugula, chopped
- 1 pint organic cherry tomatoes
- 6 snacking peppers, deseeded and small diced
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1/3 cup sheep feta, crumbled (if sensitive to dairy, omit)
- 1/4 cup chopped dill
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2-3 Tbsp olive oil ( I use Rallis olive oil)
- 1-2 tsp sea salt to taste ( I use Crucial Four Icelandic Flaked Salt –https://crucialfour.com/?rfsn=7199975.0651b3
Combine all salad ingredients except the salt, lemon juice and olive oil into a salad bowl. Toss until all ingredients are combined. Drizzle with lemon juice, sea salt, and olive oil. Fold to incorporate. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Serve immediately.
Avocado’s provide an enormous amount of nutrition benefits. Below are a list of all the reasons why I love and recommend avocados!
High in omega 9: Avocados are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are important for cell membrane health, brain health, and heart health.
Loaded with fiber: One medium-sized avocado contains around 10 grams of fiber, which is about 40% of the recommended daily intake. Fiber is important for digestive health, supports butyrate production and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
Packed with vitamins and minerals: Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate and potassium. These nutrients are important for maintaining healthy bones, skin, and hair, as well as supporting the immune system.
May help reduce inflammation: Avocados contain anti-inflammatory compounds such as carotenoids, phytosterols, and omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce inflammation in the body.
May aid weight loss: Despite being high in fat and calories, studies have shown that incorporating avocados into a healthy diet may actually aid in weight loss. This is likely due to the high fiber and healthy fat content of avocados, which can help you feel full and satisfied.
I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do!
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach