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Avocado Citrus Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

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Avocado Citrus Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing


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!


Serves: 4

6 cups 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)
Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. diced onion
3 Tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 Tbsp. poppy seeds

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  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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Nutrition information per serving

Calories 620; Total Fat 43 g (Sat 6 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 6 g, Mono 27 g); Cholesterol <5 mg; Sodium 230 mg; Potassium 1430 mg; Total Carbohydrates 63 g; Dietary Fiber 17 g; Total Sugars 34 g; Protein 7 g;

Vitamin A 4199 IU; Vitamin C 128 mg; Calcium 150 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 248 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.38 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 66%; Vitamin A 80%; Vitamin C 210%; Calcium 15%; Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Recipe created by Shawn Syphus of for the California Avocado Commission.


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