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One of the best things about salad is that you don’t have to be a great cook to make one. I threw this fruit salad together while visiting family in Florida. I picked up all the ingredients at a local Publix, with the exception of the edible flowers. (I found these at a farmer’s market.) There are several species of edible flowers. The ones shown here are Nasturtiums.

Please keep in mind that not all flowers are edible. Promise me that you will not go out and start adding random flowers to your dishes. You can get sick! Additionally, if consumed in large quantities, edible flowers can cause digestive issues. I don’t say this to scare you, but to encourage you to use these sparingly.

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Ingredients (Serves 1)

1/2 an avocado, sliced (or a whole one if you need an extra dose of healthy fat)

1/2 cup of pomegranate arils

1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced

1 orange, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup basil, chopped

1/4 cup of edible flowers (optional)

 

Directions

Arrange the avocado slices on a plate. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then layer them on top of the avocado as you see fit. This salad doesn’t require a dressing because the juice from the orange and pomegranate arils prevents it from being dry. Enjoy!

 

♡ Chelsea