Salad to lose weight

Lettuce salad with tomato and avocado


What are the benefits of this lettuce and tomatoes salad?

  • Salads are rich in vitamin C: Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin found in fruits, and vegetables that must be consumed raw, as it is destroyed by heat (during cooking, for example). For this reason it is important to accompany our meals with fruit or salads, which provide this antioxidant.

Lettuce has calming effect, and its fiber content makes it very suitable for people with stress and obesity.

  • Avocado and olive oil give us their healthy fats, which help lower bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol and satiate your appetite.
  • Radishes are an excellent tonic food, They are low in calories and rich in potassium and antioxidants.
  • Tomato is a fruit rich in lycopene, a component with anti-aging properties and, according to studies, it can help reduce the risk of certain cancers.
  • If we also add cheese, the recipe contains proteins. Proteins are important because they provide essential amino acids necessary for our brain function, connect neurons and, in general, for the body to maintain its health.

Young people can take advantage of the calcium content of cheese, it is preferable to take it without skimming. Fat cheese contains vitamin D, which helps fix calcium in bone and has important properties for growth.


It is a recipe rich in fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene, ideal to accompany any dish or share in the centerpiece.

Very suitable for any balanced diet, especially in slimming diets for its satiating power.

lettuce, tomato, avocado, radishes, black olives and soft cheese

Photography of lettuce, tomato, avocado, radishes, black olives and soft cheese. Seasoned with olive oil and fennel.




  • Clean the salad leaves and drain. Cut the larger leaves.
  • Arrange the leaves on a plate or bowl.
  • Cut an avocado in half and empty its contents. Cut into pieces and add to the salad.
  • Cut the radishes into quarters or slices and arrange them on the salad.
  • Add the olives, season with olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Flavor with a very thin branch of fennel or other aromatic herb and spice.
  • Serve as a starter or accompaniment

More information and recipes on avocado.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

28 May, 2021

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