This is a lovely and light fruit and avocado salad recipe.
It is a mix of fresh grapefruit and canned mandarin oranges with a lovely creamy dressing, served in a half avocado.
Light, healthy and nutritious - can't beat that.
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Ingredients: 3 grapefruit, peeled, seeded, sectioned and drained 11 ounces canned mandarin oranges, drained 3 medium avocados, halved and seeded lemon juice creamy dressing
Directions: Combine the grapefruit sections and mandarin oranges. Set aside. Brush the avocado halves with lemon juice. Spoon the fruit mixture into the avocado cavities. Top with creamy dressing.
Makes 6 servings.
Creamy Dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise (can use light if you prefer) 1/2 cup sour cream (light if you prefer) 1/4 cup chopped green pepper or red 1/4 cup chopped celery 3/4 teaspoon onion salt
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Chill 1-2 hours.
Sprinkle paprika over the finished salad.
How do you serve an avocado salad, in the skin or out of it? I prefer to take the skin off. I find that when avocados are really ripe they can begin to get small black spots near the skin. I want to make sure any of those spots are removed before eating the avocado. So I remove the skin and make sure the entire half is brushed with lemon juice to prevent it from darkening.
Make it a meal. Add cooked shrimp or chopped cooked chicken to the salad.