Avocado Salad Parfaits

Avocado parfaits recipe by Laura Theodore

Here’s a festive and fabulous way to serve a first course salad featuring avocado, any time of the year. Spooned into tiny parfait or champagne glasses, this tasty combo provides a refreshing change to a standard green salad. Recipes from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet © Laura Theodore 2015, Jazzy Vegetarian, LLC. Reprinted by permission.Photos by David Kaplan.Learn more about Vegan-Ease and its tie-in with Jazzy Vegetarian (Season 5) following the recipe. 

Avocado Salad Parfaits
Recipe type: Salad / appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 to 5
Here’s a festive and fabulous way to serve a first course avocado salad, any time of the year.
Juice from half a medium lemon
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil (see note)
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt, plus more as needed
10 to 14 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 medium-to-large avocado, pit removed, peeled and diced
  1. Put all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk briskly to emulsify.
  2. Put all of the salad ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Pour in the dressing and gently stir to combine. Season with more salt, to taste. Cover and refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
  4. To serve as a fancy first course, spoon into pretty glasses, displayed on a decorative plate.

Note: For an oil-free dressing, omit the olive oil and proceed with the recipe as directed.

Nutrition information
Based on 5 servings: Calories: 54; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated fat: 1g; Protein: 1g; Sodium: 4 mgs; Carbs: 5g; Sugars: 1g; Fiber: 2g

Premieres MAY 4TH, 2016 on the CREATE Network!
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Filled with fabulous, “ved-ucational” guests, and plenty of jazzy-licious, plant-based recipes!

Jazzy Vegetarian SEASON FIVE, starring Laura Theodore, premieres MAY 4th, 2016 on the CREATE Network! The award-winning season is filled with fabulous, “ved-ucational” guests, and plenty of jazzy-licious, plant-based recipes. From Sunday Brunch to a Garden-Fresh Dinner, Laura Theodore cooks healthy, delicious food for family and friends.

Beginning May 4th, Jazzy Vegetarian airs on CREATE every Wednesday (8:30AM EST and 2:30PM EST) and Sunday (8:30 AM EST). Learn more about the show here.

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Avocado parfaits by Laura Theodore

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