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Sunshine Citrus Avocado Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Sunshine Citrus Avocado Salad recipe is super-refreshing and light and delicious, especially thanks to the addition of lots and lots of fresh herbs.  See notes above for possible ingredient add-ins and substitutions!



Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 5-ounce bag mixed greens
  • 2 large ruby-red grapefruits (or oranges or mangoes), peeled and chopped
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • half of a medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
  • optional topping: toasted sesame seeds

Sesame Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or olive oil, or any other mild-flavored oil)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 12 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each: ground ginger and garlic powder
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. To Make The Vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl (or shake together in a mason jar) until combined.  Taste and add additional sweetener if desired.  Use immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  2. To Make The Salad: Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl, drizzle evenly with the vinaigrette, and toss until evenly combined.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds plus an extra twist of freshly-cracked black pepper.  Serve immediately and enjoy!