Orange Avocado Salad

Makes: up to 12 servings as a side, 4-6 servings as a meal salad

Difficulty level: easy

This is our favorite salad – one that we make for lunch often.

Ingredients For Salad:

  • Mixed lettuces and greens (include kale and thinly sliced red cabbage)
  • Thinly sliced red onion or green onion
  • Orange, sectioned, with sections thickly sliced
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Sliced roasted almonds

Ingredients For Citrus Vinaigrette (makes 12 Tablespoons):

  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar (apple cider vinegar works well)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (advanced move: instead use 2 T olive oil and 2 T sunflower seeds or nut butter)

Instructions for dressing:

  1. Add all ingredients to a dressing container or jar. Whisk or cover tightly and shake until the dressing is combined. If using sunflower seeds or other nuts, combine in blender or immersion blender. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Instructions for salad:

  1. Add greens and onions to a bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing.
  2. Top with orange pieces, sliced avocado, and sliced almonds.

Variations: Mix it up by adding any of your favorite ingredients (some suggestions are baked tofu, sliced beets, and sliced hearts of palm).