T & A Salad....
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T & A Salad….

Fruit and Vegetable Database: Tomato

Needed a quick and filling snack today, so I picked tomatoes and avocados. Simple and tasty, this reminds me of summer and with the temperatures here reaching almost 90, it seemed appropriate.

You can make this salad a variety of ways, however, I go pretty basic so that I can taste the true flavors of the ingredients.

1/2 of an avocado
1 large tomato
salt
pepper

Chop, mix, season and eat. Sure, you can add olive oil, vinegar, your favorite vinaigrette, herbs, lime juice, etc.

Nutrition Brief-Tomato

Selection:

Choose tomatoes with bright, shiny skins and firm flesh.
Storage:
Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight,
for use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you canโ€™t use them before they spoil.
Nutrition Benefits:
Low fat; saturated fat free; very low sodium;
cholesterol free; low calorie; high in vitamin A;
high in vitamin C; good source of potassium.

Nutrition Brief-Avocado

Fruit and Vegetable Database: Avocado

Selection:
Choose avocado with firm skin and no soft spots, firm but yielding to gentle pressure when ripe.
Storage:
Store when unripe at room temperature in paper bag. Refrigerate when ripe for 2-3 days.

Nutrition Benefits:
Sodium free; cholesterol free; low in saturated fat.


Photos and nutrition information are from the www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org website. Check it out for a plethora of recipes, tips, videos, shopping guidelines, Mom2Mom section, getting kids involved resources and more! All centered around fruits and veggies, of course.


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