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Avocado Citrus Salad with Marinated Onions

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 35 min.
A colorful and tasty salad—tangy, marinated onions are served over slices of rich avocado and juicy citrus.

Ingredients

  • Marinated Onions1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Avocado Citrus Salad2 oranges, peeled and sectioned (reserve peel)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, and skin removed
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, sliced, and seeded
  • 3 heads endive (or romaine lettuce)

Directions

  • Combine rice wine vinegar, honey, and water in jar with tight lid; shake until well blended. Add onions to the jar.
  • Shake jar to coat onions in liquid, then refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours. If necessary, shake the jar a few times during the 6 hours to be sure the onions marinate evenly.
  • Grate 2 teaspoons of orange peel. Combine orange peel, oil, vinegar, and honey in a small jar with a lid; set aside.
  • For each serving, arrange endive and/or romaine leaves in a spoke-like fashion on individual plates. Portion orange segments, avocado slices, and grapefruit segments onto the center spokes of endive and/or romaine.
  • Lift marinated onions from liquid with a fork and transfer to the top of each salad. Drizzle with orange peel-infused dressing before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 261
  Calories from Fat 138 (53%)
(27%)Total Fat 17g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(2%)Sodium 47mg
(26%)Potassium 927mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
(34%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 14g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(7%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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