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A bowl of fresh salad greens with avocado, grapefruit, and oranges. Sprinkled with almond slivers and poppyseed dressing.

Avocado Citrus Salad

Course: Salad, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado citrus salad, summer salad, poppyseed dressing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Laureen King
This recipe for Avocado Citrus Salad is so light and refreshing with avocado, grapefruit, oranges tossed in a homemade poppyseed dressing.
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  • 6 cups salad greens
  • 2 medium grapefruit sectioned
  • 3 navel oranges sectioned
  • 1 ripe avocado chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • Dressing
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • ½ tsp ground dry mustard
  • ½ tsp koscher salt


  • Start by toasting the almonds. I buy raw slivered almonds. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place almonds in a single layer and toast in 350ºF oven for 3-4 minutes. Keep a close eye on them, as you don't want them to burn! Nuts can burn easily and then they taste bitter and are unusable.
  • Next mix up your dressing. In a small jar add olive oil, sugar, vinegar, red onion, poppy seed, dry mustard, and salt. Seal with lid and shake until well combined.
  • Section the grapefruit and oranges.
  • Wash greens and remove water using a salad spinner. Tear into bite-sized pieces.
  • Chop the avocado into chunks and toss into the salad right before serving.
  • Toss all the ingredients together with poppy seed dressing. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1658IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg