1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 medium ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
4 large red grapefruit, sectioned
2 medium blood oranges, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1. For dressing, whisk together first eight ingredients.
2. In a serving dish, combine avocados, grapefruit and oranges; sprinkle with onion and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with dressing. Top with cheese. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour before serving.
Prize Winning Recipe
My refreshing side salad is such a nice addition to our calorie-loaded Thanksgiving dinner. Use regular oranges if you can't find blood oranges. Finely chopped walnuts work well in place of the pomegranate seeds, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
YIELD: 10 servings
1 serving: 241 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.