Spinach, Avocado and Orange Salad for Two

Simple, delicious and a healthy recipe!   In my magazine  Cuisine Tonight “Thinner Dinners for Two”  this recipe was included for a perfect  winter salad which has oranges, avocados, spinach and a citrus dressing – no oil!  Actually, this salad would be good all year but the oranges are especially tasty right now.  These are favorite ingredients and to combine them in a healthy salad, I knew I had a keeper.

Best of all it is very good and will be a regular salad for me as the only fat is the avocados and they are the good fats.  Avocados are in the news a lot lately because they are incredibly nutritious and have many health benefits.  Such as they contain lots of potassium, are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids,  have lots of fiber and can even lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Did you know that the avocado has become extremely popular as a breakfast item, more specifically on toast?  If you want to join the social media and make a slice sometime, combine a little lemon juice and salt to a ripe avocado, spread it on your favorite toast and drizzle with olive oil per the Food Network Magazine.

Besides I think I have made something everyone will like and be able to eat!  Of course it can be “tweaked” with a sprinkling of nuts or a little cheese.

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Spinach, Avocado and Orange Salad for Two

  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • orange segments; I use  mandarin oranges, but I always use the zest and fresh juice from oranges
  • thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. each orange and lime zest to garnish

Divide spinach between two plates.  Arrange half of the avocado slices, orange segments and onion evenly on top of each.

Combine orange and lime juices and salt and pepper to taste; drizzle over the salads.  Garnish with the zests. How simple is this!

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju   https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2015/01/16/spinach-avocado/ 

I am co-hosting Fiesta Friday #51 along with a friendly, funny and talented blogger, Jhuls @The Not So Creative Cook.  Do not let the name fool you because Jhuls has many delicious recipes in addition to some great stories.  She gets to  your heart if you know what I mean and has a way of making you the “star”.

Angie of The Novice Gardener is nearing a year of parties with # 51 and I am happy to be a part of this week’s celebration, not only as a contributor but as a co-host.   Words cannot express how much Angie means to all of us and how much she has given of herself to organize and keep these parties going week after week 🙂

Can you believe it, 51 already?  I have joined many of the weekly celebrations and it is a great way to gain exposure and views and the best part of all, you get to meet some really nice people and keep up to date with friends you have already made.   Please link your posts to Angie’s and tag your post to Fiesta Friday. Please link mine, Judi @ cookingwithauntjuju and Jhuls so we know that you have arrived.

 

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Just bought some individual servings of avocados – perfect when you only want a small amount.  This confirms avocados are a super food as they are now small enough for 1 person.  I sure do like them  🙂

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54 thoughts on “Spinach, Avocado and Orange Salad for Two

  1. I have seen so many avocado on toast, Aunt Juju, but I haven’t tried it still. But with your suggestion on how to serve it per Food Magazine, I might give that a try. 🙂 Your salad looks so delicious and very healthy – lovely breakfast, too. 😀 And also, thanks for bringing individual Avocados – I need one. 😀 Happy to be co-hosting with you, Aunt Juju. 🙂 Happy FF #51. Hugs! ❤

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    • Thanks so much Jhuls – I am having a “blast” co-hosting with you. Don’t you just love those little avocados? Happy Fiesta Friday and congrats on being featured along with my brownie version. Hugs to you ❤

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  2. A great healthy salad Judi, so colorful and appetizing. You’ve got some wonderful comments from your co-host, and together I’m sure you will both get the party zipping along. I haven’t prepared a post for this week’s FF, but I did post yesterday on the travel section of my blog. If time permits, do visit 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Loretta – I remember your post as I get emails from you. Your pictures of your vacation – so pretty. We all want to go to Puerto Rico. Maybe it was a good thing family was not around so you and your hubby could enjoy a special vacation. I always have time for you Loretta and I will go back to your site to take a closer look. Happy FF and get ready for the “big one” next week 🙂

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      • Oh you’re so sweet Judi, thanks. Actually the entire family spent the week in PR, it was a Thanksgiving getaway :). Yes, definitely look forward to the “big one” next week.

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      • Oops – I was so impressed with your pictures that I missed some of the text. I have been busy commenting on 50 posts so far. Co-hosting is fun and I do take it seriously as I want to check in on every one. I think I need a break 🙂

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  3. Delicious salad, Judi. 😛 Love your combo of orange and avocado! It’s just the nudge I needed to eat a bit healthier! Thanks for co-hosting this week at FF!

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    • It has been busy Nancy – lots of good recipes and posts. I am tired – I usually space my comments a little but I know Angie is busy getting ready for FF #52 and I wanted to be sure I saw every post so she did not have to worry about it 🙂

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      • Co-hosting does require a lot of time in front of the computer!! Hopefully you had a bit of this salad leftover to keep up your energy! 😉 You’ve done a great job co-hosting and I’m sure Angie greatly appreciates your help!

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  4. I love this Judi… such a simple salad, yet bursting with complex flavors. That’s my kind of salad! As far as avocado toast, I’ve yet to try it, which surprises me, because I love avocados. One of these days I will! In the meantime, I’m printing this recipe up to add to my list of “Oh yeah, definitely trying this one” list… ❤

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  5. Can you believe it, I never had avocado until my 30s … I think I was put off by the traditional 80s-style prawn-cocktail filling … Now hardly a week goes by without one.
    Thank you so much for co-hosting – you will make an amazing host! Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂
    Ginger x

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  7. Hi Judy, love this salad as I love ‘avocado anything’! And you are so right about its health benefits. Having it over toast makes perfect sense since its a natural fat and would be just like butter but more healthy for you! thanks for co-hosting FF this week! Wish you a happy New year btw! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Indu – I am loaded up with avocados for the week. I love the small ones – never saw them before. Yes, it has been busy co-hosting especially yesterday but I try to read as much of each post as I can. I need to think about the big two week celebration 🙂

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  8. Thank you so much for Hosting! 🙂 I love orange and avacado together so I cant wait to try this! There was a time when I lived alone, that I never bought butter for my toast and ONLY used avacadoes… like you said the health benefits are incredible and it tastes good!
    When I was younger though, I only knew avacado as a dessert… but now I love it as part of anything! 🙂

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    • You are so right – I mainly used them for guacamole but now they are a regular part of my diet. It has been fun hosting, just very busy – so many good recipes that my brain felt overloaded last night. Happy FF and I know I will see you next week 🙂

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  9. What a lovely salad! I’d make this today if I could get my hands on decent avocadoes this time of year! Usually I buy about 5, and 1 might be useable. A terrible waste of money!

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    • Thanks a bunch Cheryl – I am finding out so much about avocados and I am putting them on everything. I did go crazy at the store the other day, bought some big ones and then had to have these little guys too! Happy weekend to you and Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂

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  10. Most of the people I know are nuts for avocado, and I’ve known people to put it on all sorts of unusual dishes you wouldn’t expect avocado to go with! 🙂 But this is a lovely recipe!

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