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Avocado and Mandarin Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing

Welcome to a delightful culinary experience with our Avocado and Mandarin Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing. This refreshing salad combines the creamy richness of ripe avocados with the sweet, tangy burst of mandarin oranges, all nestled on a bed of fresh spinach. A sprinkle of toasted almonds adds a satisfying crunch, while crumbled feta cheese provides a savory contrast. To top it off, a zesty citrus dressing ties all the flavors together, making this salad a perfect blend of textures and tastes. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch, a vibrant side dish, or a healthy addition to your meal, this salad is sure to please. Dive into this recipe and enjoy a medley of flavors that will invigorate your taste buds and brighten your day!

Plate of avocado and mandarin orange salad with spinach, almonds, and citrus dressing garnished with edible flowers.

Avocado and Mandarin Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 can (15 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Citrus Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Bright and fresh salad featuring avocado slices, mandarin oranges, spinach leaves, red onion, toasted almonds, and feta cheese with a citrus dressing.

How to Make Avocado and Mandarin Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing

  1. Prepare the Salad:
    • Arrange the spinach leaves on a large serving platter or in a salad bowl.
    • Evenly distribute the sliced avocados, mandarin oranges, and red onion over the spinach.
    • Sprinkle the toasted almonds and crumbled feta cheese on top.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the fresh orange juice, lemon juice, and honey until well combined.
    • Slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil while continuing to whisk, creating a smooth and emulsified dressing.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Assemble the Salad:
    • Drizzle the citrus dressing over the salad just before serving.
    • Toss gently to combine all ingredients and ensure an even coating of dressing.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the salad immediately as a refreshing side dish or light main course.

Enjoy this vibrant and flavorful Avocado and Mandarin Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing as a perfect addition to your meals!

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