Citrus Salad with Avocados

Citrus Salad with Avocados is a wonderfully simple yet refreshing salad, that highlights this seasons beautiful sweet Cara Car oranges, juicy Navel oranges, vibrant Blood oranges, and buttery avocados over a bed of artisan lettuce, topped with Spanish olives and a light citrus and olive oil dressing.

It’s simply gorgeous here in Florida this late February, we have been in the mid 80’s for the last few weeks, so I wanted to share a wonderful salad with Y’all showcasing the winter Citrus harvest and delicious buttery avocados with an amazing citrus dressing that’s almost spoon licking good.Citrus Salad with AvocadosAfter spending a year living near Memphis, it’s chilly in February there mind you, this year I am happy to be back here in Florida, enjoying the warm sunshine and my favorite ingredients being readily available to share with Y’all readers on the blog. Don’t get me wrong I adore the Memphis, Tennessee, Olive Branch, Mississippi area and people, but Florida is where my heart is, it’s my comfort zone.Please forgive me, I know it’s a little random and slightly off topic, however, I wanted to take this time to introduce my newest child, meet Little Miss Luna Linn, for those of you that have been here long enough you already know my middle name is Linn and the story behind how I am actually named after my Uncle Linn and now so is adorable Miss Luna Linn. Isn’t she the sweetest Y’all? My husband actually took this picture of Luna with his iPhone when she sat down under our tree in the front of the house.Citrus Salad with AvocadosOk, Ok, Y’all I’m going to head back to the Citrus Salad with Avocados. One of the awesome things about this refreshing salad is even if you aren’t here in the South you can usually find Cara Cara oranges, Blood oranges, and Navel oranges across the country from about early December to Mid-March. Just keep an eye out for them in the produce departments at your local stores.

Things you will need to make this recipe:

  • Cara Cara oranges
  • Blood oranges
  • Navel oranges
  • Ripe avocados
  • Artesian Lettuce
  • Spring onions
  • Black Spanish Olives
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Dijon mustard
  • Local pure honey
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

 

5 from 3 votes
Citrus Salad with Avocados
Citrus Salad with Avocados
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Citrus Salad with Avocados is a wonderfully simple yet refreshing salad, that highlights this seasons beautiful sweet Cara Car oranges, juicy Navel oranges, vibrant Blood oranges, and buttery avocados over a bed of artisan lettuce, topped with Spanish olives and a light citrus and olive oil dressing.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cara Cara oranges, Citrus Salad, lettuce
Servings: 6
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
Ingredients
  • 2 Cara Cara oranges
  • 2 Blood oranges
  • 2 Navel oranges
  • 2 heads of Artisan lettuce
  • 6 Spring onions
  • 2 Ripened avocados
  • 24 Black Spanish Olives
For the Dressing
  • 1/2 Extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 3 Lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Local pure honey
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to own taste
Instructions
  1. Slice the all unpeeled oranges into rounds, using kitchen sheers carefully remove the peels by slicing around the orange.Place the oranges on a clean dry surface until needed.
  2. Chop 2 heads of artisan lettuce in a large bowl.
  3. Thinly slice the spring onions and add to the bowl
  4. Peel and dice the 2 avacados, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on them if needed before adding to the bowl, and add Spanish olives to the bowl.
  5. In a glass bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, pure honey, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper by whisking till smooth.
  6. Toss the lettuce and other ingredients before placing on a platter and layering the oranges on top.
  7. Drizzle the some dressing on the salad before serving reserving some for placing on the table if desired.
  8. Serve immediately
Recipe Notes

If you are unable to find the Cara Cara oranges feel free to use Navel, tangerines, and other assorted oranges.

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Citrus Salad with Avocados is a wonderfully simple yet refreshing salad, that highlights this seasons beautiful sweet Cara Car oranges, juicy Navel oranges, vibrant Blood oranges, and buttery avocados over a bed of artisan lettuce, topped with Spanish olives and a light citrus and olive oil dressing.

7 thoughts on “Citrus Salad with Avocados”

  • I just wanted to stop by and personally thank you, this was the best salad and dressing I have made in years. Loved all the flavor and the only thing was I did not have access to the cara cara oranges and used another sweet orange. I can’t wait for the next season so I can use the ones you recommended.

    • Hello there, Chuck I usually find ours here in Florida around November to April–give or take. They are super yummy and sweet. Hope you can find them next year. You can use a sweet navel in place of them for now.

    • Hi!! You may have walked by this product in your local produce department Amanda, it is sold near the rest of the salad greens. It’s a combination of green and red lettuces, 4 heads of varieties like Tango, Gem, and Oak. Let me know if you find it. We really love it and use it often.

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