Recipe: Green Powerhouse Salad

Green Powerhouse Salad

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Green Powerhouse Salad

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: ¼ of recipe



8 cups baby spinach

1 cup shelled edamame

1 avocado, [peeled|] and sliced

12 asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 small cucumber, diced or shaved into ribbons

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

!Lemon Powerhouse Dressing:

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

juice from ½ a lemon (about 1 tablespoon)

1 teaspoon lemon zest

black pepper, to taste


    Prepare the asparagus by bringing a pot of water to a boil. Drop the asparagus pieces in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then drain and submerge in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking, then drain.

    Assemble each salad plate by layering 2 cups of spinach, ¼ cup edamame, ¼ of the avocado slices, asparagus pieces, cucumber, and green bell pepper slices.

    In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients, and drizzle a tablespoon on each salad.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (¼ of recipe)

Calories: 256

Calories from fat: 172

Fat: 20g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 69mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Fiber: 8g

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 8g

SmartPoints: 6

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.