Avocado Citrus Salad
This is my new favorite go-to salad.
It’s what I call eating from the senses in healthy ways.
Perfect for outdoor lunches at home, to bring to the beach, or serve at a barbecue.
It’s filled with Vitamin C, has a slight crunch from the nuts, sweetness from the honey, and a creamy texture from the avocados, plus, it’s super easy to make.
It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing kind of thing each time you sit down for a meal.
If you’re trying to clean up your food choices and eat healthier, this salad will help eliminate the chatter in your head of, “should i be good or bad”? This salad is all good!
It has some sweet, and some crunch which will leave you feeling happy and satisfied.
(Feel free to serve with any lean, quality protein of your choice).
4 cups napa cabbage, shredded
1 avocado, sliced
coconut flakes (unsweetened, or toasted)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
about 1/3 cup reserved orange and grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
salt and pepper to taste
Section the citrus.
Start with the grapefruit. Trim off both ends.
Set it on a flat end and working your way around the grapefruit, use a paring knife to cut away portions of the peel and pith, so only the bright flesh is exposed.
To cut out segments, hold the grapefruit over a bowl and cut along membrane toward the center.
Do the same along the adjacent membrane.
The sections will fall into the bowl.
Repeat with all of the sections. Repeat the process with the orange.
Make sure to squeeze out the juice from the membranes and save in another bowl.
Place the cabbage on the plates (divide between 2 plates)
Arrange the citrus sections and avocado slices over the cabbage.
Sprinkle the coconut and almonds on top.
In a small bowl, whisk the citrus juices, oil, honey and salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salads.
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