Avocado, Beet and Orange Salad with Greek dressing

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Since we got back from Charleston we have been detoxifying ourselves. We usually eat in moderation but then we go to a food paradise like Charleston we sort of go overboard. We’ve been having fruit smoothies, soups, greens and the likes. I have to admit that the concept of salads as meals never appealed to me before- probably because I wasn’t having the right ones. But then Nikhil introduced me to such wonderful salads and dressings that I am all for them now.

So whilst a post is still due from us on our Charleston Food Diaries (until then you can enjoy our postcards from Charleston) we thought it would be best to carry our quick Avocado, Beet & Orange Salad to Fiesta Friday. It’s fresh, simple and so refreshing.

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Here is how we made it:

Avocado & Orange Salad with Greek dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

    For the salad
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, cut into segments
  • 1 vine tomato, cut into segments
  • ¼ beetroot, cut into thin strips
  • 6-7 olives, deseeded and halved (we used green and Kalamata)
  • 10-12 leaves mint
  • For the dressing
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sumac

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or a mason jar, mix all the ingredients for the dressing and set this aside.
  2. Julienne 2-3 leaves of mint for garnish.
  3. In a large bowl, put all the salad ingredients and add in the dressing. Mix it lightly with your hands.
  4. Put the dressed salad gently on to a serving platter and garnish with julienned mint leaves.
http://www.confusedbawarchis.com/2014/04/25/avocado-orange-salad-greek-dressing/

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48 Comments:

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  2. This is going to be my (Candice’s) lunch tomorrow!!! Looks so fresh and delicious!

  3. Looks fabulous! So colorful – love avocados and beets! And I love the addition of fruits in salads – just love the sweetness they add! 🙂 The greek dressing looks good too!

  4. I love the colors in this dish! Plus, my mom loves beets, so I might just have to try this out 🙂

  5. This is truly gorgeous! Sounds yummy too.

  6. This salad looks absolutely delicious! The colors are amazing and they make spring even better…

  7. What a gorgeous salad, Aditi! The colors are stunning!

  8. Wow…this is almost too pretty to eat!

  9. How how did you know that I have avocado & oranges and have been looking for a way to use the beets in my fridge? This looks colourful and delicious and very detoxifying 🙂

  10. Aditi,
    This salad is screaming summer and farm share to me (well, OK, may need to scrounge up an orange or sub some raspberries). I also appreciate the addition of sumac to the dressing–I picked some up at Penzey’s last time I was down in Cincinnati and I love the flowery sourness it adds to dishes.
    Thanks!

  11. A post food paradise / holidays detox is something that we try to do as well, so we will bookmark this salad. I love the use of sesame seeds and sumac in the dressing!

  12. Oooohhh and aaahhh! I love all of these ingredients and can’t wait to eat this in my home! Thanks for bringing it to FF!! 😀

  13. Love the colors of this salad! And avocado is one of my favorite ingredients in a salad. Looks lovely & refreshing 🙂

  14. Oh wow..!! this looks so refreshing.. a perfect summer salad for me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing..

  15. Looks delicious! So nice to have discovered your blog…

  16. This salad is so pretty, sounds yummy too!!

  17. What a colorful and cheerful salad! When you are on vacation you have to splurge, especially in a city like Charleston. Then come home and make a salad like this – very nice 🙂

  18. Beautiful,elegant and full of vibrancy x

  19. This salad is so colorful and so beautiful…and so full of wonderful flavors… I think that I could eat this every single day for the rest of my life!! It’s perfect for a summer meal.. oh.. who am I kidding? Summer, fall, winter, and spring!! It’s just lovely…
    Thank you for bringing such a lovely salad to the table on Fiesta Friday! I’m so glad you did, and I think that everyone else will be happy too!! <3

    • Thanks, Prudy! It sure is a wonderful salad to have especially in winters- to remind you of what spring/ summer feel like. 🙂 With so much to eat at FF this time, a summer salad was much needed I guess.

  20. Yum, yum! I love the addition of sumac to the dressing. I just got a packet of sumac and have been thinking of where to use it first. 🙂

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  22. This is one gorgeous salad! What a balance of colors and flavors :).

  23. Looks like a wonderful salad!

  24. This salad is {B}eautiful! Looks delicious, and love the sounds of the dressing too!

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