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Strawberry Recipes, Issue #69 - Spring Salad with Strawberries and Creamy Orange-Avocado Dressing
May 04, 2011
The Ezine For Every Strawberry Lover!
May, 4th, 2011
Strawberries are at peak ripeness and you can now buy them everywhere and much cheaper than one month ago.
Maybe you already have some ripe berries in your garden and want to share the pictures of your best batches. Or you tried one of the recipes and have a comment to offer?
This week I have a great strawberry salad recipe for you that was provided by Wholefoods.
Spring Salad with Strawberries and Creamy Orange-Avocado Dressing
This salad recipe is very easy to make and even persons who usually don't eat "healthy", will love it.
For an exotic touch you can add some sliced oranges. Another variation is to use twice the amount of avocado and use it for the dressing as well as (in little pieces) as the salad.
Puree green onions, avocado, juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth to make a dressing.
In a large bowl, toss greens, strawberries and asparagus together.
Transfer to plates, drizzle with half the dressing and serve. Extra dressing will keep one day refrigerated.
Makes 2 servings
Nutritional Information per serving
This strawberry recipe was kindly provided by Wholefoods Market
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4 Sweet Reasons to Love Organic Strawberries
1) In a Washington State University study from September, organic strawberries were found to not only taste better than their conventional counterparts, but also had a longer shelf life, deeper, brighter color, significantly higher antioxidant and vitamin C contents and left behind healthier soil. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012346
2) They may help brighten your smile on the cheap! According to Health.com, one ripe strawberry plus half a teaspoon of baking powder = a natural teeth whitener that could help buff away stains.
3) For the health of it - strawberries are packed with more powerful anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit AND they earn a top 10 spot on the ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) score for produce. An ANDI score shows the nutrient density of a food calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities.
4) Buying organic means supporting producers who are committed to good health, quality foods and sustainable farming practices.
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