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Southern Citrus Salad

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Southern Citrus Salad
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Use your favorite combination of greens in this refreshing salad; even spinach works well.

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

Directions

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

* To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.Or spread in thin layer in microwave-safe pie pan. Microwave on HIGH for 4 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

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 Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
180
)
Daily Value
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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