CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Avocado and Crispy Prosciutto SaladAvocados are high in monounsaturated fat — the fat that helps lower LDL (bad) and helps increase HDL (good) cholesterol.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This time of the year, avocados are tasty and plentiful. And nutritionally, they are high in monounsaturated fat — the fat that helps lower LDL (bad) and helps increase HDL (good) cholesterol.
Avocado and Crispy Prosciutto Salad
2 thin slices prosciutto
4 cups mixed greens
½ cup thinly sliced onions
¼ cup sliced olives
1 avocado, halved, pitted, cut into 16 slices
½ cup cilantro leaves
Black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
Heat skillet over medium heat. Cut prosciutto in 1-inch pieces. Add to skillet and fry until crisp. Remove from skillet. Divide mixed greens among 4 salad plates. Arrange onions, olives and prosciutto on greens. Top salads with avocado slices and sprinkle with cilantro leaves and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
Yield: Serves 4.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 85 calories, 8 grams fat (1.5 grams saturated), 4 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 172 milligrams sodium, 6 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams fiber.
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