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

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

Nutrition Brief-Tomato


Choose tomatoes with bright, shiny skins and firm flesh.
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 can’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

Choose avocado with firm skin and no soft spots, firm but yielding to gentle pressure when ripe.
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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