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Salad with Egg, Nuts, and Veggies

Loaded with slow-digesting veggies and a protein-packed egg, this salad makes the perfect lunch. The avocado and olive-oil-based dressing deliver enough healthy fats to make you feel full. If you want to add more good carbs, pair the salad with a whole-grain roll or a piece of fruit.

Night before: Boil the green beans, combine them with the last four ingredients in an airtight container, and refrigerate. Leave the avocado peel on and tightly wrap it in plastic to keep it fresh.
Body+Soul, 2008
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 10 minutes
  • Yield Serves 1
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Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 ounce baby spinach (3/4 cup)
  • 2 ounces frisee (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons pecans

Directions

  1. Place egg in a saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring just to a boil; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 12 minutes, then run under cold water to stop cooking. Peel egg and quarter.

  2. In the same saucepan, bring 2 inches salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Immediately run under cold water to stop cooking.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, and mustard; season with salt and pepper. Store this dressing in a small airtight container.

  4. Just before serving, dice avocado and add it to your premade salad, along with egg. Toss with dressing.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (7)

  • Happy_Birthday_Dr_Seuss 25 Jan, 2013

    Salad with Egg, Nuts, and Veggies
    Russell's Friday Dinner
    Nutritious and Delicious!

  • SheilaKramer 21 Mar, 2009

    If you are just starting out learning to cook vegan, I would highly recommend Nava Atlas's book 'The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet'. It's great for beginners because all recipes have only 5 ingredients to deal with, and most are vegan (or can be made vegan). Another good book of hers is called 'Vegan Express'. I'd start here and then graduate on to others (such as books by Lorna Sass - the New Vegan Cookbook).

  • SheilaKramer 21 Mar, 2009

    If you are just starting out learning to cook vegan, I would highly recommend Nava Atlas's book 'The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet'. It's great for beginners because all recipes have only 5 ingredients to deal with, and most are vegan (or can be made vegan). Another good book of hers is called 'Vegan Express'. I'd start here and then graduate on to others (such as books by Lorna Sass - the New Vegan Cookbook).

  • Mistoffelees 22 Sep, 2008

    I would recommend Vegetarian Times magazine, and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. Both of these contain lots of good vegan recipes.

  • Mistoffelees 22 Sep, 2008

    I would recommend Vegetarian Times magazine, and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman. Both of these contain lots of good vegan recipes.

  • LizZzZ 18 Sep, 2008

    can anyone recommend a book or a magazine with recipes for vegans?
    i don't know how to cook, i'm learning and my boyfriend's a vegan, he doesn't like almost anything and i don't know where to start. PLEASE! thanx

  • LizZzZ 18 Sep, 2008

    can anyone recommend a book or a magazine with recipes for vegans?
    i don't know how to cook, i'm learning and my boyfriend's a vegan, he doesn't like almost anything and i don't know where to start. PLEASE! thanx