- Organic Bound
This salad's combo of buttery avocado, peppery arugula, mellow walnuts and salty cheese is a winner, but celery is really the star of this tasty and unusual salad. It provides a great crunch, and its clean, grassy flavor is highlighted by a light and fresh-tasting lemon vinaigrette. You might never think of these ingredients together in this way, but once you taste them, you'll surely be back for more!
|5 tablespoons||extra-virgin olive oil|
|3 tablespoons||fresh lemon juice|
|1/2 tablespoon||shallots (finely minced)|
|Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper|
|2 cups||Earthbound Farm Organic Celery or Celery Hearts (thinly sliced)|
|4 ounces||Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Arugula|
|1||Earthbound Farm Organic Avocado (peeled, pitted and thinly sliced)|
|1/2 cup||toasted walnuts (halves or pieces)|
|1 ounce||Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano|
Place the oil, lemon juice, shallots, and salt and pepper to taste in a small jar and seal the lid tightly. Shake vigorously to emulsify the dressing. Set aside at room temperature.
Place the celery in a separate small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the dressing, stirring to coat the slices. Place the arugula in a salad bowl and add about 1 tablespoon of the dressing, tossing to coat; use more dressing as needed.
Divide the greens among 4 salad plates. Top each of the salads with some of the avocado and celery slices. Sprinkle with the walnuts, plus salt and freshly ground black pepper as desired. Using a vegetable peeler, shave a few thin slices of cheese over each salad. Serve immediately.
Calories per serving: 380, Fat 36 grams, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 280 mg, Carbohydrates 12 grams, Fiber 6 grams, Sugars 3 grams, Protein 7 grams.
Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 30%, Calcium 15%, Iron 8%.