Tomato, Egg & Avocado Salad with Garlic Cottage Cheese Dressing

Tomato, Egg & Avocado Salad with Garlic Cottage Cheese Dressing

One of my favorite healthy & quick lunches is this spinach, avocado and garlic cottage cheese dressing salad that was whipped up one day out of a various assortment of things floating around the kitchen.

The taste of this single serving gourmet salad is very unique (and completely worth waiting for an egg to boil, by the way). It’s tangy, colorful & visually appealing, filling, and extremely nutritious.

Why you should feel good about making this your lunch choice:
• The greens in this avocado salad are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and flavonoids.
• The eggs and cottage cheese are an ideal source of lean protein.
• Raw garlic acts as an antibacterial and boosts the immune system.
• Tomatoes are low calorie powerhouses of vitamins, especially lycopene, which has been shown to fight off a number of various cancer types.
Avocado nutrition perks include being high in “good” fats, fiber and essential vitamins.

Salads are fantastic and ideal healthy recipes for one but they are also infamous for starting out as a well-intentioned meal choice and then ending up being diet-bombs by the time all of the goodies and dressing have been piled on. This one is a definite exception. Enjoy!

For the salad, you will need:
2 Cups Romaine Lettuce
1 Cup Spinach
½ Avocado, diced
½ Cup Tomato, diced
1 Egg, hard-boiled and diced

And the dressing…
½ Cup Cottage Cheese
1 Large Garlic Clove, minced
Pepper, to taste
1-2 Tbsp Oil and Vinegar dressing, if you want to add a bit of kick to your salad.

Throwing it all together
Start boiling your egg so that by the time you’ve finished with everything else, your hardboiled egg will be ready. Wash and tear up the romaine and spinach. Halve, pit, and peel your avocado and dice one half onto the salad. Slice the tomatoes and eggs and add them to the plate as well.

How to make garlic cottage cheese dressing
This is just as simple as it sounds; take one servings worth of cottage (1/2 cup), and mix in one large clove of garlic that has been minced finely. It might sound strange initially but it tastes fantastic and the raw garlic is not overpowering when distributed throughout the cottage cheese.

Top the salad mix with the garlic cottage cheese, mix, and lightly drizzle the entire plate with the oil and vinegar. Again, it might sound like a strange combo but all of the flavors come together wonderfully, and it tastes great.

Nutrition Information
For one single serving using all ingredients above, including both dressings:
Calories: 480
Total Fat: 35 g
Saturated Fat: 6.6 g
Cholesterol: 196 mg
Sodium: 566 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 20.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
Sugars: 5.6 g
Protein: 25.6 g
Vitamin A: 90%
Vitamin C: 52%
Calcium: 19%
Iron: 17%