This arugula, avocado, and blood orange salad with orange vinaigrette is a yummy way to get your fruits and veggies in the winter.
How has your winter been so far, friends?
Ours has been very cold. Things like a high of -22°F (yes: twenty-two BELOW zero for a HIGH).
Something that helps me through these bone-chilling months is all the lovely fruit that’s in season. I adore citrus, and take all the chances I can to enjoy it during the winter.
This winter salad features a variety of citrus fruits, as well as apples, pomegranates, and avocado. Yep, avocado is technically considered a fruit. Who knew?!
I kind of went hog-wild with the fruit toppings. What can I say? I’m kind of extra when it comes to salad toppings.
Load up a plate (or bowl – let’s face it, a bowl is more practical in terms of keep everything contained) with arugula. Add your fruits. Sprinkle on some Parmesan and sprouted pumpkin seeds.
Pour some of the orange vinaigrette aaaaallll over the plate (or bowl).
Devour immediately. Don’t feel bad about going back for seconds.
BTW, those are Cara Cara oranges, not grapefruit! But feel free to use whatever citrus fruit you like in this winter salad!
Click HERE for the orange vinaigrette recipe.
Winter Citrus Salad with Orange VinaigretteErica Kastner
For the Orange Vinaigrette
- Click the link above for the recipe.
For the Salad
- a variety of oranges such as blood, cara cara, or navel
- pomegranate seeds
- green apple slices
- pumpkin seeds
- diced avocado
- Parmesan shavings
or the Orange Vinaigrette:
- Place all ingredients in a jar and shake or whisk well to combine. Click the link above for the recipe.
For the Salad:
- Lay down a bed of arugula. Top with fruit, pumpkin seeds, and Parmesan shavings to your desire. Drizzle orange vinaigrette on top. Serve immediately.
Hello! I’m Erica Lea.I’m a 20-something Christian living in northern Minnesota with a desire to cook quality food for my husband, Reuben, my little girl, Helen, and (eventually) my little boy, James.On Buttered Side Up I share recipes I have tried & modified (to be a tad healthier) and found to be delicious. My main focus is recipes with a healthy touch.