Cara Cara and Blood Orange Salad

Serves: 4

Your rating: None (8 votes)

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This truly simple and absolutely gorgeous salad is the perfect way to bridge the gap from winter into spring. Cara cara oranges have a deep rose flesh and taste like honey and sunshine! Blood oranges reveal wine-colored flesh with a hint of spice. Look for avocados that give lightly to the touch.

Ingredients

Preparation

Cut a small slice off each end of the 4 oranges and stand them upright on a cutting surface. With a knife, remove the peel in strips, maintaining the curved shape. Cut each into 4 to 6 slices, crosswise.

Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and cut each half in half again lengthwise. Peel the skin from each quarter. Cut each quarter into 3 to 4 slices.

Divide the orange slices between 4 plates, placing them in a swirl pattern. Toss the greens with a little vinaigrette and mound in the center of the orange slices. Top each with a quarter of sliced avocado. Drizzle with more vinaigrette. Garnish with sprigs of cilantro.

Notes

I love adding grilled wild prawns or salmon to this dish. Lovely!

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: avocados, citrus, oranges, salad

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Nice blend of flavors

Enjoy the contrasts of sweet, sour and spicy going on in this salad. Makes for a pretty presentation, too. What a vibrant salad!

Umami

This combination of flavors is surprisingly good. The texture of the toasted sesame seeds with the rest of it make it the dish just perfect. I used very little dressing to cover the salad. also subbed 1/2 the oil for 2 tbls water + 2 tbls lemon juice. This is really good, a little more time consuming than you would think. I made it with salad mix.

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