Mar 25, 2010

Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette




I always have haas avocados in my house. I love them in my soup, in my sandwiches, in guacomole or in a simple salad such as this.This healthy salad makes a perfect side dish for shrimp, chicken or steak.




Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th Old Points: 4 pts Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 171.3 • Fat: 13.9 g Protein: 2.8 g Carb: 13.9 g Fiber: 6.1 g • Sugar: 2.1 g Sodium: 15.5 mg (without salt)

Ingredients: 


For the vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1/2 navel orange
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • pinch oregano
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
 For the salad:

  • 1 hass avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp red onion, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens
      Directions:
        Citrus Vinaigrette:

         In a small bowl whisk olive oil, juice from lemon or lime, orange, crushed garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.

        Arrange salad greens on a plate, top with cucumber, avocado, red onion, tomato, salt and pepper. Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad and serve right away.

        23 comments :

        1. Gina~ I have featured you, and your skinny cupcakes, on my Friday's Favorites. Come by for a taste!

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        2. I am so happy that I found this blog! So many good recipes to choose from!

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        3. What a wonderful blog - THANK YOU!!!!

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        4. I am so happy that I came across this blog. I don't even remember how that happened, but love getting your emails and trying all these yummy recipes. I tried the smashed cauliflower and thought I had died and gone to heaven. This avocodo salad looks great too! Thanks Gina!

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        5. Gina you are the newest hit in my Weight Watchers meeting! Thank you for your great website and keeping food fun!

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        6. This looks amazing! Guess what I'm having this weekend?

          Thanks, Gina. :)

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        7. This salad looks beautiful! I just started on WW....and your site is a tremendous help...thanks!! --Susan

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        8. This is great - and perfect for the warmer weather we are having!

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        9. I can't wait to try this! I love AVOCADO!!!

          Also I gave you a Beautiful Blogger award on my blog! I just LOVE your blog :-) Thanks for all the healthy recipes!

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        10. I think AVOCADO makes everything AMAZING ~ it' is ALWAYS worth the points to me. I LOVE your spin on making it into a salad.

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        11. I love love your recipes. I am on a low carb program now and i was just wondering how did you come up with the carb count for this salad?

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        12. Thanks for the blog award!

          @Danica- I agree with you!! Worth every point.

          @Lady L- The info is from the USDA National Nutrient Database

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        13. Made this Monday for my in-laws as an experiment and all of us loved it. We needed a lighter meal after Easter dinner the night before and this totally fit the bill. I added a sliced hard boiled egg to each salad just to make it a touch more filling - and to use up my daughter's Easter eggs. Also although the egg added 2 points, it made it much more filling. No body needed anything else to eat, but everyone cleaned their bowls. Thanks Gina!

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        14. Took this to a family get together on Sunday.
          Everyone Loved it!!! Nice, light & refreshing for SPRING!!! Gina, you're terrific!!! Really enjoy your blogs...Thanks so much & God bless you!

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        15. Gina- how do you cut an avacado like that?? where is the hole for the pit? it looks like you cut straight through the avacado and it had no pit. i am soooo confused ;) lol
          Alison

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        16. You cut the avocado in half long ways, remove the pit and then take a knife and cut slices into them long ways. Then take a spoon and scoop out all the slices. It's hard to explain without photos. I will photograph next time I slice one.

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        17. This vinaigrette is amazing! My three sons (ages 3, 5 and 7) absolutely love it along with my husband and I. This is my new go-to salad and dressing. Thanks for a great recipe!! I do not do WW, but love your approach- lighter meals with real ingredients!

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        18. My boyfriend was craving a vinegar-less dressing ("I've been eating the same salad dressing for ten years!" he said) and I stumbled upon your recipe. It's just what I wanted! Thank you!

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        19. I Love this recipe.
          Thanks,
          mytophealthyrecipes.com

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        20. I have a question...do you actually put half a navel orange into the salad dressing to whish OR the navel orange juices? Thanks....

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