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Southern Citrus Salad

Southern Citrus Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8
Use your favorite combination of greens in this refreshing salad; even spinach works well.
Updated April 29, 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 3 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 2 grapefruit, peeled, sectioned
  • 3 oranges, peeled, sectioned
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted if desired*
  • 1 cup purchased poppy seed salad dressing

Steps

  • 1
    In large serving bowl, toss leaf and iceberg lettuce. Arrange grapefruit, oranges, avocado and almonds over greens. Serve with dressing.

  • To prepare citrus for salads, use a sharp paring knife. Working over a bowl to catch the juices, peel the fruit all around, cutting just deeply enough to expose the flesh. Make V-shaped cuts between the membranes to release the fruit's flesh into the bowl below. The chewy membranes and bitter pith will be left behind and can be discarded; the salad will contain morsels of juicy, tender citrus.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
17g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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