This Citrus Salad is full of Vitamin C, healthy fats, digestion boosting greens and sure to have you feeling refreshed after. In fact, did you know that the smell of oranges can reduce anxiety, plus boost your mood?
This salad is packed with flavor and has a variety of textures, each bite bursting with flavor. The perfect salad to bring to a gathering or to serve as a side for a weekn
Oranges: A source of natural Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and high in antioxidants thanks to the white pulp!
Grapefruit: A source of vitamin C and A, as well as antioxidants.
Spinach: Spinach is high in antioxidants and provides Vitamin A, C and K.
Arugula: A leafy green that is also packed with Vitamins A, C, and K. Another excellent source of fiber, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. This powerful green can help to decrease inflammation and can help detox the liver.
Walnuts: A source of Omega-3s and antioxidants.
Goat Cheese: An alternative to cow’s dairy and provides protein, healthy fats and calcium.
Avocado: A source of healthy fats and fiber. Avocados are full of nutrients often lacking in our daily diet such as vitamin C, vitamin E, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and Folate.
Lemon: Providing Vitamin C, fiber, citric acid and iron.
Honey: A natural sweetener your body knows how to process. When using local raw honey it can help with seasonal allergies.
5 oz Mixed greens (I used Spinach and Arugula)
2 Medium Oranges (I used sumo), pithed and segmented
1 Ruby Red Grapefruit, pithed and segmented
1 Blood Orange, pithed and segmented
2 Avocados, skinned and sliced thin
1 ½ tbsp Fresh Dill
2 oz Goat Cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp Chopped Walnuts
7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Juice of 2 Lemons, about ⅓ cup
2 tbsp Honey
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 tsp Sea Salt
In a large bowl assemble the salad with the greens on bottom adding the segmented oranges, blood oranges and grapefruit and sliced avocado.
In a jar that has a lid, add all the dressing ingredients and shake up.
Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly toss. Top with chopped walnuts, chopped dill and mint leaves.
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