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Green Salad with Papaya-Seed Dressing

The creamy-looking dressing for this salad gets its texture and zing from sweet onions and peppery, crunchy papaya seeds. Prep Time: 15 minutes.

 1/3 cup rice vinegar
 1/3 cup canola oil
 1/2 small sweet onion (such as Maui), chopped, plus 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings and rinsed with cold water
 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh papaya seeds
 1 pound mixed salad greens
 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced
Step 1

In a blender, whirl vinegar, oil, chopped onion, sugar, salt, and mustard until smooth. Add papaya seeds and pulse until seeds look like coarsely ground peppercorns.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine onion rings, salad greens, and 3/4 of avocado slices; pour dressing over salad and toss gently to coat. Arrange salad on a large platter and top with remaining slices of avocado.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 145Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%

Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 122mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 8.4g3%

Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Protein 1.8g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.