31 July 2011

Recipe: Avocado-Citrus Salad

From the Disney Dream's Royal Palace, one of the main dining rooms serving Continental and French cuisine.

This salad is not only delicious and refreshing but very healthy. Containing avocados, one of the top 10 superfoods for it's health benefits of monounsaturated fats to increase "good" cholesterol. After exercising this is a perfect meal to refuel with and is tasty.

Avocado-Citrus Salad
Citrus Dressing
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 lime, juiced
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Avocado-Citrus Salad
4 navel oranges
3 ripe Hass avocados, halved and pitted
6 cups mixed baby lettuce

For the citrus dressing
  1. Combine orange juice and lime juice in a medium bowl. S
  2. lowly drizzle in oil, salt and pepper, whisking vigorously until combined. If making in advance, re-whisk before serving.

For the avocado-citrus salad
  1. Cut peel, including the white pith, from the oranges with a small knife. Cut segments free from membranes; set segments aside and discard membranes.
  2. Cut avocados into 3/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. Divide mixed greens among 4 salad bowls. Top with 5 avocado slices and 5 to 8 orange segments; drizzle lightly with dressing. Serve immediately.
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