Avo, spinach & walnut salad

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

This simple recipe combines avocado with spinach and walnuts, along with some lemon juice to provide a very nutritious meal that would be perfect if your goal was to manage blood sugars or even achieve therapeutic ketosis.  


  • 1.5 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts
  • 50 g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stone removed, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon 


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


One serving provides 350 calories, 9 g of protein, 28 g of fat and 9g of net carbs.


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


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