Avocado Orange Salad

I have a new favorite salad. That’s a big deal because when I have a salad I love, I tend to eat it over and over again. I went through a feta + balsamic phase, a kale + tahini phase… now I’m into avocado + orange.

Reasons why this salad is awesome:

  •    It’s naturally vegan + gluten free
  •    You only need 5 ingredients
  •    It’s so freaking delicious

avocado orange salad horizontalHave I convinced you yet?

Avocado & Orange Salad
 
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This recipe serves 2 as a side salad or one person as a large salad.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of mixed greens or spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Dash black pepper
Instructions
  1. Segment the orange by slicing off the top, bottom, and peels.
  2. Over a bowl, cut into the orange on the lines of the membranes to remove the segments. Squeeze the remainder of the orange to get the rest of the juice.
  3. Reserve the juice for the dressing.
  4. Whisk the olive oil with the orange juice and add in salt and pepper.
  5. Dice the avocado and add to the mixed greens.
  6. Top with orange segments and almond slices.
  7. Dress just before serving.

 

avocado orange salad
I’ve made this twice in the past week. I made it for Alex and I and I made it for my family when they came to visit. I just can’t get enough. Avocados already have a standard spot on the grocery list, but I think I’m going to be stocking up on oranges so I can make this salad whenever the craving strikes! I have a suspicion that it could work well with mandarin oranges as well, and that would make this come together even faster!

Are you all staying warm and cozy this week? I worked from home a couple of days this week thanks to the snow fall but I was definitely getting cabin fever on Wednesday night. It was nice to be able to stay home so I could shake off the last of my cold, but I missed being around people! Luckily, I’ve got plenty of social events planned for the weekend so I think I think the extrovert in me is going to be pretty happy.

What’s your current favorite salad combination?

Comments

  1. This just proves how delicious, healthy and easy salad can be. I am loving putting fruit in salads at the moment.

  2. im afraid that i cant remember the last time i had salad. its been a back to back wedding, birthdays, and just sunday funday kind of month for me..although i have been eating oranges though.

  3. Thank you for sharing! I have been loving beans, cucumber, radish and tomato, very simple and have been eating this almost every night. This one looks yummy, I would sometimes make a guacamole and add orange, but I never thought of making it to a salad. Thank you for the idea. Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!

  4. Liz! This looks like it might be my new favorite salad too! Considering I’m on a huge blood orange kick right now, this looks absolutely perfect!

  5. Adding avocado to my salads always makes it that much more amazing!

  6. Up my alley! Looks so refreshing!

  7. I’ve never had oranges with avocados, but it sounds and looks so yummy! Especially now that oranges are in season 🙂 thanks for sharing!!

    • Dagmara mentioned adding oranges to guacamole which I can’t believe I’ve never tried before but I bet its awesome!

  8. avocado and orange with some added crunch? sounds so, so good 🙂

  9. Mmmm! This sounds so refreshing and delicious! I’m definitely going to give it a try.

    And I’m the same way with salads. Once I find a combo I like, it sticks around forever.

    Have a great weekend, girl!

  10. I LOVE avocado in my salads. I’ll need to add the orange in next time!

  11. That looIs really good! I think personally I would add a little bit of cheese and I would love it. I a, going to have to try this combination.

  12. It looks delicious! 🙂 Enjoy this new kick, nothing wrong with eating something you enjoy over and over again. I’m the same way haha it takes a new phase to wean out the old one. Have a great weekend Liz! -Iva

  13. This sounds so delicious and fresh. It makes me think of spring and I’m more than ready for warmer weather. I will add these ingredients to my shopping list so I can try this for myself later this week. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Avocado in a salad is one of my favourite add-ins. Really like the sound of this recipe.

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