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Avocado Citrus Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Avocado Citrus Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing
Total time:

20 min

Prep time:

20 min

Cook time:

0 min

This salad is so light and refreshing – even my kids couldn’t get enough of it. And the dressing? … spoon licking good. It’s a perfect side salad to bring along to any summer pot luck or BBQ!

ingredients

Serving Size: 4

6 cup mixed greens
2 grapefruit, peeled and sliced horizontally
2 oranges, peeled and sliced horizontally
3 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and sliced horizontally
As needed Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing (see make-ahead recipe below)
As needed Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing
1/4 cups olive oil
1/2 cups lime juice
1/4 cups sugar
2 Tbsp. diced onion
3 Tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 Tbsp. poppy seeds

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Instructions

  1. Divide the mixed greens among plates.
  2. Top each plate with slices of grapefruit, oranges and avocado. Drizzle with the Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing.
  3. Enjoy.

Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients except for the poppy seeds into a blender, blend for 30 seconds. Add the poppy seeds and pulse two times. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

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