Orange & Avocado Salad

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine February/March 2006

This colorful salad would be a welcome addition to a Mexican-inspired meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup packed cilantro
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of minced garlic
  • Salad
  • 2 large oranges
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup slivered red onion
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Preparation

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  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Puree cilantro, oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. To prepare salad: Slice both ends off oranges. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a salad bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membrane; discard the membrane. Add greens, avocado, onion and vinaigrette; toss to coat. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 2 days.)
  • Make Ahead Tip: The recipe makes 1 1/4 cups dressing (Step 1); cover and refrigerate extra dressing for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 cups
  • Per serving: 228 calories; 19 g fat(3 g sat); 7 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 187 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3290 IU vitamin A; 53 mg vitamin C; 89 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 149 mg sodium; 701 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (89% daily value), Vitamin A (66% dv), Folate (47% dv), Potassium (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 3 fat

Reviews 7

May 05, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Too bitter until I added honey Way too acidic, and I like acid. I added honey to the dressing and it was perfect. Really refreshing salad. Pros: Fresh Cons: Bitter, too acidic
June 14, 2011
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By: chandvakil
best salad, ever. best salad i've ever made. I'll be making this for a party or potluck sometime! Pros: Cons:
April 13, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious, except I should have used light olive oil. Mine had a bitter taste. The sharpness of the dressing is tempered nicely by the avocado. I also left out onions and added spinach and cucumber. Pros: Cons:
January 28, 2010
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By: lucygj992
I used spinach instead of the salad greens and it was really good!
January 17, 2010
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By: Kathy Weaver
I served this with spaghetti and meatballs for a dinner party and it was a big hit. One of our guests said it was the best salad she had ever eaten. I left the onions out, because one guest doesn't eat onions and served it with a modification of the cilantro dressing.
January 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Avocados are low in "bad fats" and high in monounsaturated. Enjoy avocados in moderation. Also sub for mayo on a sandwich for a healthy buttery taste. Your myth is completely false. Pros: Cons:
September 04, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
this really looks good. but this really looks good. but myth or fact? I thought avacados were bad for people who have hi cholestrol. But I will still try this one. thanks!