Swimsuit Friendly Salad {with Avocado} Print Recipe Print Recipe

Hello summer time fun. Traveling, drinking, late night ice cream runs. The usual.

Oh and hello there bathing suit. Didn’t see you coming. Right.

It seems as though many of you are in that boat, no? I’m pretty sure I saw something on twitter or facebook about you wanting to detox after your splurging…

Well, here ya’ go!

I bought this cleanse book a while back, mainly for the recipes. The great part about the book is there are hundreds of healthy recipes, from the 3-day face-lift cleanse, to the “some like it raw” cleanse to the Mexican Fiesta. I like how the book (& recipes) are around body, mind and spirit – not, LOSE WEIGHT NOW! Ok, stop screaming and no thank you.

This salad was one of the first recipes I had tried. It had avocado. Obviously. It’s refreshing and light, perfect for eating while your laying out by the pool. If it’s not scorching hot, have this along with a cup of soup. Need extra protein? Add a handful of beans, piece of grilled fish or tofu. Lots of options!

Any detox recipe that involves avocado, done. I’m in.

You too? Wait until I share my new green drink. It’s damn good for being a true green drink, that’s all I can say.

{Created/Photographed by With Style and Grace}

Lisa’s Swimsuit Friendly Salad

{Adapted from Super Cleanse}

PRINT Recipe

Serves 1


  • ½ head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup endive, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup arugula
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of almonds, chopped – I soak my almonds overnight, easier to digest


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or flaxseed oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ tsp garlic, minced
  • pinch of sea salt


Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt.

Salad: In a large salad bowl, toss together romaine, endive, and arugula. Add tomatoes and sliced avocado. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss.

Transfer to bowl or plate or if you’re like me, eat out of the mixing bowl. Enjoy!

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  • Tory

    Wow that looks tasty! We made something similar last night with hard boiled eggs, avo, cucumbers, and toasted walnuts on mixed greens. SO tasty! 🙂

  • http://www.lunaandchloeweddings.com Kristi

    YUMMY!!! Goodness, I eat an avocado almost everyday ~ just S&P and some balsamic ;-))) But I must try this, as it sounds delish!!! Hehe.


  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net Brian @ A Thought For Food

    This is the perfect salad to eat right before a big bowl of ice cream. 😉

  • http://nutritionfor.us claire

    Hasn’t been nice to me either, which is why I’m eating raw asparagus right now. Yeah, that’s my life. Are you jealous?


  • http://breakfastlunchdinnerandpunch.blogspot.com/ wizzythestick

    love avocado salad I usually toss in some jerk chicken strips-very summery

  • http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    Love your post title. Great looking salad.

  • http://www.sliceofmylyfe.wordpress.com Anita Menon

    lovely. just the salad idea I needed for tonight

  • http://www.ridgelysradar.com Ridgely’s Radar

    I need this. It looks as it is. Clean, delicious and may help me towards bathing suit worthy.

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

    Avocados are the best — rich, creamy, delish! That is one heckuva salad you got there 🙂