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Avocado Citrus Salad with a Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing

  • Author: Sherron Watson
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


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.



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
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • salt and pepper


  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.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side
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