Sweet Potato & Pear Salad with Avocado Dressing

That. Avocado. Though.

I’ve struggled with embracing salad my whole life. Mostly because embracing Nutella, chocolate, cake and let’s not forget french fries & other fried amazingness… was way easier. I can’t tell you how much I’ve dreamed of eating a fried Snickers bar. #drool

In an effort to eat clean, and detox, I threw together this mix of vegetables and fruits I found in my fridge: boiled sweet potato, pear, cherry tomatoes & greens…. with a dollop of Avocado Green Goddess dressing. Avocados got MAJOR Mojo.

This Avocado Green Goddess dressing is something else. It’s also mind numbingly easy to whip up. Avocado + garlic + Olive oil + lime juice + cilantro, with a dab of salt & pepper…and you’re DONE! It’s a dressing so versatile, it works on pretty much, most salad bases. It is:

creamy
garlicky
low fat & healthier than other dressings (looking at you, Ranch dressing!)
ridiculously fresh & yummy
addictive….had me cleaning out my salad bowl & going for seconds….

Nutella, my friend, you’ll have to scooch behind my Avocado friends for a bit….

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Sweet Potato & Pear Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings & sudden realization that salads, can be wickedly delicious

Ingredients

  • 1 pear OR 1/2 apple, finely chopped
  • 1 boiled sweet potato/yam, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups greens mix
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup jicama (optional)
  • !For the dressing:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt, pepper & Paprika to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop all the fruits & veggies, including the boiled sweet potato/yam. Place in a salad bowl. Add the greens and mix.
  2. In a blender, blend all dressing ingredients till it makes a smooth paste.
  3. In plates, serve the salad & top with a dollop of dressing, or as desired. Mix with salad & enjoy!

Notes

Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Low-calorie, Paleo

http://www.findmymojyo.com/sweet-potato-pear-salad-avocado-dressing/

Also published on Medium.

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