citrus salad / by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


this time of year is the longest part for me - january, february and march.  however, the bright spot in these cold bitter months is citrus fruits! blood oranges, meyer lemons, tangelos, satsumas, the list goes on.  i also feel inspired to cook things or eat things that are colorful and beautiful and these fruits are just that.  today i used a cara cara orange, which has a rosy red flesh and is a little tangy but mostly sweet.  i thought the flavors of the red onion and the taste of citrus would play off nicely together.

::for the salad::

2 handfuls mixed greens

1 tablespoon chopped red onion

1/2 avocado

1/2 cara cara orange peeled and cut

(additionally you could toast a couple dozen pepitas for some nuttiness and crunch)


1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon juice from a cara cara orange

pinch of salt


i find the best results when i whisk the salt and pepper into the vinegar, then whisk in the juice, last whisk in the oil - whisk for a couple minutes until all of the ingredients are combined.