This avocado citrus salad is one of my favorites. It’s simple, delicious, and bursting with flavor. I love how the creamy avocado tastes with the tart citrus. The jalapeno lends a touch of spice that is immediately cooled by the refreshing cucumbers. Finally, the crushed cashews offer that crunch and texture we all love in our salads.
This salad would be great on a warm summer day with a chilled glass of Sauvignon blanc. And with 6 simple ingredients you can pull this salad together in no time at all.
If you’re looking for a light dressing, try drizzling a touch of olive oil or avocado oil on the top!
What makes it Healthyish?
Oranges are loaded with immune boosting vitamin C and other essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, one orange provides 100% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C. (1)
Avocados are nutrient dense fruits that have a lot of health benefits. Research shows that they support the absorption of fat soluble vitamin, nutrients and minerals which can enhance the immune system. (2)
Jalapeños are low in calories and a great source of capsaicin. Capsaicin is the compound that gives jalapeños their spice. A study conducted on capsaicin shows that it “enhances the immune status” which means that capsaicin can help support our immune systems as well. Capsaicin is found in a variety of hot peppers. (3)
Avocado Citrus Salad
- 1 orange sliced and peeled
- ½ small avocado sliced
- ¼ jalapeno sliced
- 8 thin slices of English cucumber
- 6-8 crushed salted cashews
- 6-8 small basil leaves
- Add a drizzle of olive oil OR avocado oil optional
- Slice an orange into ¼ inch thick slices. Remove peel after you slice it, this will help keep the slices clean in appearance.
- Top with sliced fresh avocado, sliced jalapeno, and sliced cucumbers.
- Finish the dish with the crushed cashews and basil leaves.
- Serve and enjoy!
Author: Sarah Thomas-DrawbaughSarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!