This is a super simple salad that makes the most of winter produce-citrus and avocados, which are at their height this time of year. Especially during the winter, it’s important to celebrate what’s in season! Try this delicious salad dressing with other salads! It has a creamy and slightly sweet flavor, so it’s great with savory salads as well.

Winter Citrus and Avocado Salad with Orange Poppy Vinaigrette [Vegan]

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For the salad:

  • 2-3 small tangerines
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 2 avocados
  • 2-3 heads little gem lettuce or baby romaine
  • orange poppyseed vinaigrette (see below)

For the dressing:

  • Zest 6 oranges
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil or walnut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds


For the salad:

  1. Arrange the salad ingredients in a bowl as desired and dress lightly.

For the dressing:

  1. Add the orange zest, orange juice, maple and mustard to a blender.
  2. Slowly blend, adding the oil a little at a time until smooth.
  3. Fold in the poppy seeds by hand.


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