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 Points +: 5 pts  Smart Points: 4
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)


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
        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.


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

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

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

        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!

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

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

          Thanks, Gina. :)

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

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

        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!

        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.

        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?

        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

        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!

        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!

        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

        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.

        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!

        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!

        19. I Love this recipe.

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

        21. Thank you just been diagnosed and yours look yummy!


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