I know, I know. Everyone and their mom is posting salads and other healthy recipes. New year! Diet! Christmas makes you fat! Blah, blah, blah…
This salad is actually my attempt at pretending like it isn’t 21 degrees and snowing outside right now. The snow is very pretty, but COLD.
Today is supposed to be one of the warmest days this week too. WHAT?!
So in my attempt to fight the (winter) powers that be, what could be better than a bright salad full of citrus fruit and avocados, which are pretty much the epitome of sunshine?!
A vacation to somewhere warm, but that’s not going to happen any time soon, so… salad it is!
Note: Since Josh isn’t really working from the office this week, I didn’t have to worry about assembling this salad ahead of time. The only prep I did was peeling and slicing all of the fruit and putting them in separate containers in the fridge. Makes assembly even easier.
Let’s Pretend It’s Warm and Sunny Salad (adapted from this recipe)
- Citrus fruit of your choice, peeled and sliced (I used pomelo and blood oranges)
- Mixed greens
- Handful of cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 an avocado, sliced
- Small handful of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Pomegranate seeds (optional)
Toss together the salad greens and cilantro in a mixing bowl with the lemon juice, olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. Place the dressed greens onto a plate and top with your citrus and sliced avocado. Sprinkle on your sunflower seeds and pomegranate, and add an extra dash of salt and pepper.
Eat and laugh at the snow outside.