Blood Orange, Arugula and Avocado Salad

Often times, a great salad is simply about a killer combination of ingredients. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or have a ton of ingredients, but it does have to have a little heartiness and a mix of textures and flavours.

This is definitely the case with this super easy weeknight salad — it’s got peppery arugula leaves, sweet blood orange and velvety rich avocado, all tossed with a tangy and sweet lemon and honey dressing. Pair it with seared chicken or steak and dinner is on the table in less than 20 minutes. This is also a fantastic way to use blood oranges in a savoury concoction. I often buy them at the store and thinly slice them for a healthy dessert, but they add a real sense of freshness to salads like these.

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Blood Orange, Arugula and Avocado Salad
Serves 4

6 cups baby arugula
1 avocado, sliced
1 blood orange, thinly sliced into half-moons3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp liquid honey
Salt and fresh ground black pepper

In bowl, combine arugula, avocado and blood orange. In small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Enjoy!

 

 

 
 

11 Comments on Blood Orange, Arugula and Avocado Salad

  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    February 25, 2014 at 9:43 am (3 years ago)

    I adore big lovely salads like this one. They make me so happy and energised! This one looks gorgeous xx

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    • jennifer
      February 26, 2014 at 9:09 pm (3 years ago)

      I agree, they do make you energized and happy — especially when they’re bursting with colour!

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  2. yummychunklet
    February 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Delicious looking salad!

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    • jennifer
      February 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Simone
    February 26, 2014 at 2:37 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous looking salad… I’m always a fan of salads like this…:)

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    • jennifer
      February 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm (3 years ago)

      They’re a great way to have a speedy, tasty and healthy side dish!

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  4. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
    February 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm (3 years ago)

    No joke, I have all of these ingredients in my house right now! Husbands working late, so looks like I’ll be having a delicious salad for 1. Thanks for sharing : )

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    • jennifer
      February 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Sounds perfect to me 🙂 Let me know what you think!

      Reply
  5. Joanne
    February 27, 2014 at 8:12 am (3 years ago)

    This salad is quite the looker! I almost want to just look at it (but mostly I want to eat it).

    Reply

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