Farm Fresh Orange and Avocado Salad

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A few weeks ago I made a trip to my favorite local farmers market called The Grove. I wrote about that a few days ago, A Trip To The Farmers Market. Living in the citrus growing region of Southern California I am used to some delicious oranges. I came home with the best oranges that I have had in years, along with perfect avocados. I also scored a huge head of organic romaine lettuce and a fresh bunch of dill. This was the perfect combo for my favorite Orange and Avocado Salad with a Balsamic Honey Citrus Vinaigrette. 

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Here’s what you will need:

  • a head of romaine
  • oranges
  • avocados
  • blue cheese
  • red onion
  • fresh dill (optional)
  • cracked black pepper

The amounts of each will depend on how many you are feeding, how large your salads will be and personal preference. This picture gives you a pretty good idea of ingredient proportions. Love blue cheese like I do? Pile it on. Onions not so much, go sparingly.

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Wash and tear your romaine first, then top it with your sliced avocado and peeled oranges. Next sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and snipped dill. Place a few rings of red onion on top. Now you are ready for my favorite dressing.

Balsamic Honey Citrus Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil..EVOO
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp orange zest

Combine all ingredients in a carafe and shake or stir till blended. It helps if the honey is warm. I like to do this by placing the jar in hot water.

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After you have drizzled your salad with the dressing, top it with cracked pepper and enjoy!!!

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I hope that you love this salad as much as I do.

What do you think? Does it sound easy to make?

Easy recipes with a few basic ingredients are the recipes that I love. Like my Chuck Roast with a Mushroom Reduction Sauce and my Easy Honey Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

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4 thoughts on “Farm Fresh Orange and Avocado Salad

  1. It looks yummy ! One of my local restaurants makes a dressing with balsamic vinegar and honey ( those are the ingredients we could decode with our taste buds :)) . I order their mains just to eat the side salad with that dresssing, so I’m so excited to see your tried and tested dressing recipe!! I would love to try it now that I know the exact ingredients! Thankyou! 🙂

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