While we’re huge fans of creating sweet recipes, like brownies and parfaits, our other love is salads! The fun thing about salads is that the possibilities are endless, but we usually have certain things we look for in every salad.

Our list includes:

• at least one green vegetable (or three or four)
• something crunchy
• something juicy
• a variety of color
• something creamy
• a dressing of some sort

This Nectarine Avocado Salad checks all things off the list and is perfect as a light snack or part of your lunch/dinner. We believe avocadoes are essential to all salads and figured a salad centered around this creamy, beautifying fruit can only be a good idea. In addition to the crunchy vegetables and sweet nectarines, we added pumpkin seeds for a little iron and magnesium boost. Our dressing is simply a squeeze of lime plus some chopped mint leaves to freshen up the salad. All together, salad never tasted this good!

Nectarine Avocado Salad
Serves: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 nectarine
  • 1 avocado
  • ⅓ medium zucchini
  • ⅓ medium cucumber, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • ~10 mint leaves, torn into little pieces
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Dash of salt
Instructions
  1. Chop the nectarine, avocado, zucchini, and cucumber into small cubes and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the pumpkin seeds, mint leaves, lime juice, and dash of salt.
  3. Mix everything together and enjoy!

Hallie and Reya Tobias are the founders of Nibs & Greens where they create and distribute raw, vegan, and gluten-free treats and cakes to grocery stores and local businesses. They started Nibs & Greens in order to share their passion for healthy, delicious desserts with the community around them. Nibs & Greens functions as both a wholesale raw food business and healthy food blog, sharing plant-based, creative recipes of all sorts. Both Hallie and Reya graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition and are fitness and health food fanatics. They believe in eating whole, plant-based foods to support body, mind, and soul, and that healthy desserts should always be a mindful indulgence. www.nibsandgreens.com