Avocado Citrus Salad with a Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing

Sweet pea pods and avocado round out this fresh citrus salad. Tossed with a toasted sesame dressing, this salad is a colorful way to celebrate the first lettuces of spring.
By Sherron Watson

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Avocado Citrus Salad with a Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing
 
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Sweet pea pods and avocado round out this fresh citrus salad. Tossed with a toasted sesame dressing, this salad is a colorful way to celebrate the first lettuces of spring.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Citrus and Avocado Salad
  • 2 cups of baby Arugula, washed
  • 1 small grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1 avocado, halved and sliced
  • 1 slice of red onion
  • ½ cup sweet pea pods
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Fresh herbs (optional)
Toasted Sesame Seed Salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • a few drops of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of honey
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Arrange grapefruit and orange slices around the edge of your plate.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together onion, avocado, sweet pea pods and any fresh herbs that you wish to use. I used a few leaves of fresh mint.
  3. Fill the center of the citrus ring with the salad mixture.
  4. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on salad.
  5. Serve with Toasted Sesame Seed salad dressing.
  6. For salad dressing I combined grapefruit juice, orange juice, a few drops of toasted sesame oil, olive oil, honey and seasoned with salt and pepper. Whisk together and pour over salad.

 

Sherron Watson

Sherron Watson

Sherron Watson is a writer and photographer. Her passion for food started at a young age while working with her family in their restaurant business. A career in photography gave her the experience she needed to start capturing images of her favorite dishes. This led to the creation of her blog: simply-gourmet.com. She is currently a food writer for Capital Style Magazine in Annapolis, MD.

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