Meatless Monday Recipe – Citrus Avocado Salad

16 Jul

Nothing says summer like a refreshing, healthy and filling salad.  I have never tried brussel sprouts in a salad before.  Indeed, there is a first time for everything!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 blood orange
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 heaping handfuls arugula
  • 2 avocados, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 blood oranges, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup tamari almonds (found at Whole Foods Market), chopped

 

PREPARATION
In a medium pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Blanch brussels sprouts 30 seconds; drain and rinse with cold water; let cool; grate. In a sealable jar, combine oil, vinegar and citrus juices; seal; shake dressing. In a bowl, toss brussels sprouts with arugula, avocado, orange pieces and dressing; season with salt and pepper. Divide among 6 bowls; garnish with almonds.

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