Citrus and Avocado Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Serves 2-4

Salad Ingredients:

1 Ruby Red Grapefruit (halved and cut into ½ inch slices, peel removed)

1 Naval Orange (halved and cut into ½ inch slices, peel removed)

*1 avocado (halved and cut into ½ inch slices)

1/2 bag of arugula (Trader Joes has great organic arugula)

Handful of nuts or seeds (I’ve used shelled sunflower seeds, chopped almonds, chopped walnuts, etc.)

Optional: sprinkle of chia seeds, or flax seeds for added health benefit

*Optional: ¼ of a chopped shallot for added taste

**If you have IBS and are following a strict FODMAPS diet, leave out the avocado and shallots. These will likely upset your stomach.

Add the citrus segments to a medium-large salad bowl—add shallots and/or chia/flax seeds if using. Fill with arugula (add more or less than ½ a bag—use the amount that looks good to you).  Toss with Honey-Lime dressing (below), and top with avocado segments and nuts or seeds of choice. If you want to make a more substantial meal out of this, top with my Citrus Pepper Chicken!

Honey Lime Salad Dressing:

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

*1 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch of salt and pepper

Add all ingredients together in a small bowl and stir with a fork to break up the honey. Before use, make sure to give it a shake or stir, as the ingredients will separate a bit.

** If you have IBS and are following a strict FODMAPS diet, you might want to leave out the honey. It might upset a very sensitive stomach, but everyone is different. Use your discretion. If you leave out the honey, just do olive oil with lime zest and juice for the dressing. The vinegar might be overpowering without the sweetness of the honey.IMG_1100