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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Avocado Citrus Salad

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 My brother in law Daniel doesn’t like salad dressing. Can you imagine? I’m not one to drench my salads in dressing, but I feel like I’m going to scrape my throat with bare greens! To each his own, I suppose.
When Dan and my sister in law Kate joined us for dinner a few weeks ago, I picked this salad since a dressing was pretty non-existent. Instead, you use juicy oranges and grapefruits and just drizzle the assembled salad with a little bit of olive oil. Dan was able to keep his plain and actually, the creamy avocado and juicy fruit prevented any throat scrapes with or without the oil!
Sometimes the best salads are the simplest salads, as this one proved. However, if you want to jazz things up, throw some goat cheese in there! We ate this with our new favorite grilled chicken and grilled potatoes (made with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a foil pack), and the four of us decided it screamed ‘perfect summer meal’!

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Avocado Citrus Salad
from Everyday Food Jan/Feb 2012

-1 grapefruit, peel and pith removed 
-1 large orange, peel and pith removed
-6 cups baby arugula
-2 avocados, sliced
-4 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-2 scallions (white and light-green parts only), thinly sliced
-coarse salt and ground pepper

1. Cut grapefruit and orange slices into 1-inch pieces. 
2. Arrange arugula in a bowl or on a platter. Top with avocados, radishes, and citrus. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with scallions, and season with salt and pepper.