Avocado-citrus salad with lime-poppy seed dressing

I saw this fabulous recipe on a fellow blogger’s site: You wash…I’ll dry (cute);my family and I can’t get enough avocados- we eat them halved with a spritz of lime juice, drizzle of olive oil, salt & crushed red pepper, in a bisque, on my grilled tacos… This is another way to round out your summertime meal, or make this your main course on a hot, sultry evening with some olive oil, grilled bread! Check out the California avocado commission and the hass avocado site for more delicious and healthy recipes!

Avocado & Citrus Salad with Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing
Yield: Serves 4


For the Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp onion, diced
3 tbsp mayonaise
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tbsp poppy seeds
For the Salad
6 cups Leafy Lettuce Blend
2 grapefruit, sliced horizontally; peel removed
2 oranges, sliced horizontally; peel removed
3 California Avocados, sliced horizontally, pit and peel removed

For the Dressing:

Place all the ingredients except for the poppy seeds into a blender, blend for 30 seconds. Add the poppy seeds and pulse two times. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the Salad:

Divide the leafy lettuce blend among 4 plates.
Top each plate with slices of grapefruit, oranges, and avocado. Drizzle with the Creamy Lime Poppy Seed Dressing.


The avocado is a tree native to Central Mexico, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel.

Nutrition Facts


Amount Per 1 cup, sliced (146 g)
Calories 234
% Daily Value*
Total fat 21 g 32%
Saturated fat 3.1 g 15%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated fat 14 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 708 mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4%
Dietary fiber 10 g 40%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 2.9 g 5%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
Vitamin B-6 20% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Christine Abramo says:

    Val, We love avocados too. One of our favorites is sliced avocado sprinkled with lime juice and sea salt and drizzle balsamic glaze on top. So simple and yet so wonderful! Have a beautiful day!



    1. Yum! Do you just make a balsamic reduction for your glaze? Can’t wait to try this! Have a wonderful day, Christine!


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