Orange and Avocado Salad is yummy – especially the dressing! This is a very colorful and healthy salad to serve your family and friends. I often substitute Hazelnut oil when making this salad. In winter, ruby grapefruit are delicious to use. We have some great tangelos out right now and that is what I used last night. I cook what is in season…mostly!
This refreshing and delicious salad recipe, comments, and photo were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
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Orange and Avocado Salad Recipe:
Orange and Avocado Salad Recipe
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon finely-grated lime zest
Salt and black pepper to taste
6 tablespoons walnut oil
1 large head butter lettuce, washed, dried and broken up into large leaves*
2 avocados, sliced
2 oranges, sectioned
1/2 red onion, sliced into very thin slices
1/2 cup lightly toasted pecan halves, broken into pieces
* You may use a mixture of different types of lettuces if desired.
To prepare dressing: In a jar or bowl, combine vinegar, grapefruit juice, honey, mustard, chives, lime zest, salt, pepper, and walnut oil; shake or stir well and set aside. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature. Shake or stir just before serving.
To prepare salad: Place salad leaves onto a salad plate or individual salad plates. Compose salad with sliced avocado, oranges sections, onion slices, and toasted pecans. Drizzle dressing over the top of the salad and serve.
Variations: You can use ruby grapefruit sections or tangelos in place of the oranges, if you desire.
Makes 8 servings.
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