Avocado, spinach & walnut salad

This simple recipe combines avocado with spinach and walnuts, along with some lemon juice to provide a nutritious meal that aligns with a range of goals.

Avocado is an excellent source of energy on a low-carb diet, providing monounsaturated fats and fibre along with vitamin B5, B6, E, K folate, copper and potassium.  

The spinach adds a hefty dose of vitamins A and C along with iron, potassium and calcium while the walnuts add some omega 3, copper and manganese.  

Macros 

One serve provides 350 calories, 9 g protein, 28 g fat, 9 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.3.

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 1

  • 1.5 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts
  • 50 g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stone removed, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions 

  • Place walnuts into a small frying pan and cook over medium heat, shaking the frying pan often, for 3 – 4 minutes or until walnuts are golden and roasted, remove from heat.
  • Arrange spinach and avocado on serving plates. 
  • Sprinkle over walnuts. 
  • Drizzle with lemon juice. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Suitable for 

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