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Walnut Salad

Walnuts are mixed with other ingredients that will benefit your health. All the ingredients in this salad here are a powerhouse of goodness. Walnuts are known to reduce “bad”(LDL) cholesterol, but new research reveals that walnuts may have other ways of enhancing cardiovascular health. Adding just 7 to 9 walnuts a day to an otherwise healthy diet may help older people improve motor and behavioral skills.

Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.

In this recipe I have used pre-packaged spring mix greens as a base. Although the package states the contents have been washed, I always wash it again under running water.


  • 2 cups spring mix washed
  • ½ cup sliced carrots
  • 1 tomato washed and cut in cubes
  • 1 medium size avocado, sliced in 1" pieces
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 2 tblsp. Italian dressing or one of your choice


  • Wash all ingredients as recommended above. Remove excess water from ingredients with a salad spinner
  • Slice carrots, cube avocado.
  • Add walnuts
  • Mix all ingredients, being careful not to mash the avocado
  • Choose, either Italian or balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy this delicious salad
walnut salad

A serving of Healthful Walnut Salad

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