This is my new salad obsession. I go through phases where I make the same salad for a few weeks. This one is lasting longer than a month, so you know it is a good one! It’s simple, yummy and feels festive with the oranges. As always, don’t be afraid to make this recipe your own by subbing out ingredients. I haven’t tried it, but I feel like crumbled blue cheese might work well. And if you don’t have walnuts, try almond slices or really anything you have on hand to give it a little crunch. Take the time to make the homemade dressing. I promise it will be worth it! And if you’re looking for other salad inspiration you can always use the search tool and type in salad. Some of my favorites are this Corn Salad, the Tomato Avocado Cilantro Salad, this Asparagus Tomato Salad, the Crunchy Salad and this Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad. My absolute favorite has and always will be the Broccoli Cabbage Caesar Salad. It’s one of the blog’s most popular recipes. And if you’re on board with making your own salad dressing, here’s a recipe for a Whole Grain Mustard Dressing. As always, let me know how your Orange, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Dressing comes out by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! Buen provecho.
Orange, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
- spring mix or green of choice: hearts of romaine, spinach, iceberg, kale, etc.
- 1 orange peeled and cut into bit size pieces (can use 2 clementines or mandarins)
- 1 avocado pit removed and diced
- ½ cucumber peeled and diced
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds optional
Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
- 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard can sub stone ground or whole grain
- Juice of an orange or juice of 2 clementines or mandarins
- salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients together well (I use a jar with a lid) Taste and adjust to your liking. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently. (I like a lightly dressed salad. If you feel yours is too dry, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over it and toss.)