Friday, March 4, 2016
Avocado & Orange Salad
This salad makes a yummy meal, which we eat about once a week at our house. Here in South Texas, avocados are available year-round and we have a mandarin orange tree in our yard. Heaven!
You can easily use a regular orange or a grapefruit instead of a mandarin. Just add extra dressing to sweeten it up, according to the fruit you're using. A small batch of my golden poppyseed dressing can be made using the recipe below. You can get the full recipe here.
AVOCADO & ORANGE SALAD
1 medium mandarin orange or tangerine
1 medium avocado
fresh spinach leaves
Peel and separate the orange segments. Cut into bite-sized pieces and remove the seeds. Place in a bowl and stir in 3-4 tsp. poppyseed dressing, depending upon how sweet or sour the orange is.
Cut the avocado into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with salt.
Assemble the salad in individual large bowls. Start with a bed of lettuce, add half the orange mixture, then half the avocado pieces. Drizzle more poppyseed dressing over the avocado.
*Golden Poppyseed Dressing
1 Tbsp. honey or vegan sweetener
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground mustard
pinch onion powder
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. poppyseeds
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well.
This post is part of Orange Week on the blog. Check out the other posts:
In Love with Mandarin Oranges
Orangey Jar Cozy
Victoriana at Its Best