March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right’. I believe that’s what we do everyday at Myplate2yours and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Start with real, whole food.
- Create a dish that suits your palate.
- Slow down to enjoy your meal and the people you are eating with!
What I love about eating right is the array of colors and the sheer beauty of many of these dishes … and this one is no exception! This is the salad I made for a family birthday celebration this weekend. I searched for the recipe on my blog, but I was surprised to find I have never shared it with you. Well, here it is today….enjoy!!
Citrus Salad with Baby Greens, Cucumber and Avocado (serves 6)
4 cups baby arugula, spinach and/or romaine
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup (about 1 large) English cucumber, diced
3 clementine oranges, sectioned
1 pink grapefruit, sectioned with knife
1 ripe avocado, diced
2 tablespoons roasted, salted sunflower seeds
Dressing: Mix together 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey. Whisk in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Season with dash cayenne pepper; salt and pepper to taste.
Spread greens on a serving platter. Top with cucumbers, tomatoes and avocado. Arrange orange and grapefruit sections on top. When ready to serve, toss salad with dressing and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.