First things first: why are salads good for us? Pretty solid answers: they are rich nutrients, high in fibre and low in calories. You can eat all the greens you want and your body will thank you for it. Preparing the perfect salad could be considered an art, you need to combine different types of ingredients to actually make it healthy and nutritious. In general terms, you should include:  

1. Vegetables (raw/grilled/roasted) 

2. Crunchies (seeds/nuts/granola)

3. Protein (vegetable or meat/cheese)

4. Optional extras (dressings/fruits/grains)

Being an adult can be rough sometimes...Well, most of the time for a lot of us. If you add up all of your responsibilities plus having to feed yourself in a somewhat healthy way it feels like it takes a lot of effort. Sometimes we just can't cope with all of our obligations and we would like some magical plate to just appear on our table. As you know that will probably not happen, but there are some tasteful and easy options to help you.

There are nights were you really, really don't want to cook but you do want to eat something tasty, but not too rich. Fresh, but not too light. Fulfilling, but not gigantic. If you are having these bipolar cravings, here you have the ideal meal to prepare.

This is such an easy, fresh and fulfilling dish that it will satisfy all your dinner cravings. The creamy avocado melts in your mouth while the pear gives you some freshness, combined with the crunchy touch of the nuts and the tenderness of the mushrooms, finishing with green chopped nutritious spinach.

Avocado & Pear Salad

  • Prep Time:6 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:6 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 avocados
  • 2 pears
  • 2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup nuts choice I use almonds and walnuts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
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  • Step 1

    Chop the pears into small/medium size pieces.

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  • Step 2

    Add chopped avocado.

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  • Step 3

    Add some chopped nuts.

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  • Step 4

    Add the mushrooms...

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  • Step 5

    ...and the spinach.

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  • Step 6

    Add some olive oil, spice it up, serve and smile. :)

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You can never go wrong with this one. It's easy and fast, it's the perfect balance between crunchy and soft, it's light but it's I need to say anything else?