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Citrus Salad With Microgreens Recipe

Something about the scent of citrus can turn a cloudy day into sunshine.  In this post, I share one of my favorite spins on Citrus and Microgreens Salad Recipe.

Citrus and Microgreens Salad Recipe

microgreens and citrus combo

Fresh from Florida or grown in your home greenhouse (that’s right), Citrus in this recipe will rock your world. Citrus is fun to grow in your home garden. Another fun thing to grow in your home and garden is creative greens. Select a colorful blend of greens for this salad that you grow in your own garden. Mix it up when it comes to citrus and try caracaras, blood oranges, and sweet navels.

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Citrus Salad With Mixed Greens and Avocado Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

4 servings

Citrus Salad With Mixed Greens and Avocado Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion or sliced shallot
  • 3 oranges, such as a mixture of blood oranges, cara cara and navel
  • 1 (5-ounce) container colorful mixed greens
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, with a fork, mix oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey and cumin.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir in red onion or shallot.
  4. With serrated knife, cut off the peel and white pith from the oranges.
  5. Cut each orange in half through the top; lay halves flat on a cutting board and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  6. Add greens and oranges to the salad bowl.
  7. Remove peel and pit from the avocado and slice it.
  8. Toss the salad and taste, adjusting the seasoning and lemon juice, if you wish.
  9. Sprinkle avocado and pomegranate seeds on top.

Inspired by in-season citrus and all the microgreens you can grow!

Avocado for the Citrus Microgreens Salad

One thing that drives me nuts in Ohio is the Avocado shelf life. I have tried numerous times to grow Avacado from store-bought produce seeds.  Many folks I know have been successful doing this but for some reason, I just can’t get it to work for me. There is a great research handbook you can download everything about the Avocado at the California Extension office. Avocado at California Extension office (http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Com_Ag/Subtropical/Avocado_Handbook/

In 2020 I started growing my own Avocado trees in the greenhouse dome.  I will share more about this in the days to come so just search ‘Avocado Trees’ to find the latest post.

Let’s Connect

I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe.  Please be sure to comment and share below.  Reach out to me anytime on my website for additional information.

Happy Citrus Sharing,

Bren Haas

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