Green Salad with Papaya-seed Dressing

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

Yield:

Makes 10 to 12 servings

Recipe from

Sunset

Nutritional Information

Calories 145
Caloriesfromfat 74 %
Protein 1.8 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Sodium 122 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Note:

Kate Washington,

Sunset

November 2006
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