Citrus Salad with Avocados

February 28, 2018

Citrus Salad with Avocados is a wonderfully simple yet refreshing salad, that highlights this season’s 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 light citrus and olive oil dressing.

It’s simply gorgeous here in Florida this late February, we have been in the mid-’80s 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 Avocados After 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 Citrus Salad with Avocados 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





Citrus Salad with Avocados

Citrus Salad with Avocados

Heidy McCallum
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.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 240 kcal


  • 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

  • ½ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 3 Lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Local pure honey
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to own taste


  • Slice the all unpeeled oranges into rounds, using kitchen shears carefully remove the peels by slicing around the orange. Place the oranges on a clean dry surface until needed.
  • Chop 2 heads of artisan lettuce in a large bowl.
  • Thinly slice the spring onions and add to the bowl
  • Peel and dice the 2 avocados, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on them if needed before adding to the bowl, and add Spanish olives to the bowl.
  • In a glass bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, pure honey, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper by whisking till smooth.
  • Toss the lettuce and other ingredients before placing on a platter and layering the oranges on top.
  • Drizzle some dressing on the salad before serving reserving some for placing on the table if desired.
  • Serve immediately


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


Serving: 01Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Cara Cara oranges, Citrus Salad
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Citrus Salad with Avocados





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  • Reply
    Priya Lakshminarayan
    August 21, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I am saving this recipe for citrus salad, as my husband loves all kinds of salads!

  • Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I love this salad. I don’t know if I can find cara cars oranges here. Do you know a substitute. Thanks btw your little missy is cute

    • Reply
      August 23, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Good morning, Chichi, I have used navel oranges as well as fresh mandarine oranges. I think almost any orange you enjoy would be awesome.

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    August 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

    That Cirus salad looks amazing. Such good flavours. Love that cute dog too. Sharing now 🙂

    • Reply
      August 23, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Thank you, Jacqueline! That’s my baby Luna— sigh the love of my life. Thank you for the sweet comment.

  • Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I love adding oranges to salads. Such a great way to add flavour without a lot of extra calories.

    • Reply
      August 23, 2019 at 9:57 am

      Good morning, Ms. Dannii, hope you are well! I totally love oranges in salads too! One of my favorite go-to ingredients.

  • Reply
    August 21, 2019 at 9:58 am

    We have orange trees in our yard…I will be making this delicious looking citrus salad this winter. Never had it with olives. YUM!

    • Reply
      August 23, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Traci, hey are you in California or Florida? I love oranges and miss my trees, Hoping to plant a few new ones.

  • Reply
    Morgan @ Host the Toast
    August 21, 2019 at 9:53 am

    The blood orange in this salad looks divine! The pupper looks great too 🙂

    • Reply
      August 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

      Thank you so much, Morgan, I love blood oranges but they have a short season sadly! That slightly sweet-tart flavor is a favorite

  • Reply
    August 5, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Hi, I am new to the scene, what would be considered and artisian lettuce?

    • Reply
      August 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      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.

  • Reply
    Chuck M
    August 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    What is the best time of year to find the Cara Cara oranges? I have heard they are really wonderful. Thanks.

    • Reply
      August 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm

      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.

  • Reply
    August 5, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      August 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Hi, Tricia, omg those cara cara oranges, are what dreams are made of. So sweet and juicy!

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