Arugula Salad with Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe -
Arugula Salad with Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe
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Arugula Salad with Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette

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"This is one of those recipes that takes all of about 10 minutes to prep, but comes off as fancy and sophisticated. Great salad if you want to show off while entertaining guests. For a main meal option add grilled salmon or chicken."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place the avocado, red onion, lime juice, grapefruit juice, rice wine vinegar, black pepper, and sea salt in a blender, and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. While the blender is running, drizzle in the olive oil; add honey, cilantro, mint, and basil leaves, and process for a few more seconds to leave the herbs visible as small flecks.
  2. Toss the arugula, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes in a salad bowl; sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese. Pour vinaigrette over the salad, and toss to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2011

The dressing alone gets five stars! The flavor is so complex--slightly sweet, savory, citrusy. I subbed shallot for onion because I prefer the milder flavor, and I'm glad I did, because it was still a dominant flavor. I also used 2T olive oil and 2T water instead of the full 1/4 cup. The texture was like a thin mousse: fluffy, but loose enough to coat the salad nicely. I think you could add water until you get the desired thickness. I liked it better without the Parmesan. This was so easy and so yummy--a definite keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 20, 2011

The recipe is not bad, but we weren`t impressed with it. The dressing sounded spectacular, but turned out just nothing especial for us. All we could taste was avocado. I added a little more olive oil and the dressing wasn`t very thick.


9 Ratings

Apr 04, 2011

I think I am going to love this. The dressing tastes great; mine turned out pretty thick though. Is that typical for others?

May 24, 2011

Easy to make everthing came out like its should but it got mix reviews at the table : (

Nov 18, 2012

The dressing was really good. The fresh herbs makes this. I wouldn't bother if I didn't have fresh herbs. Although I read the reviews and added more liquid ( grapefruit juice) to tarten it up as well as to thin it out. It made twice as much dressing as I needed, perhaps with the additional liquid. The salad itself is a good platform to add to. For the future, I will add mandarin orange, and maybe mushroom slices. After allowing the dressing to blend,it is not quite as oniony as it was when first made. I would NOT add more pieces of onion as the picture depicts. Although the color presentation is beautiful. I am a BIG onion lover, so this is saying something. Maybe using shallots if you are just going to serve the dressing rapidly rather than in a few hours like I did. Also, maybe croutons or something to add a little crunch would spiffy up the salad as well. Next time I will use love loaf with a smear of blue or Camembert cheese or crostini as accents Do NOT use the cheap Parmesan that is dry and grated from a green can... that will look terrible and lack flavor. Get a nice hunk of cheese and shave it,don't grate it. Don't even shred it... Overall, This is a recipe that will go into rotation, with a few tweaks.. I will use it as a main course as suggested.

Nov 08, 2012

Sorry but I followed the dressing recipe to the letter but the end result was inedible. I checked the recipe to see if I had the vinegar amount correct as that was all I could taste. Asked my daughter to try it and she said it was awful.. I don't know what went wrong but this was a pre-brunch disaster.

Mar 19, 2012

I made this recipe and let me tell you... it is off the charts DE - LIC - IOUS!!! The dressing is soooo tasty with the lime, honey, sea salt, herbs and everything else! It's awesome! Make this as the MAIN DISH! Salads can be dinner too!

Oct 14, 2012



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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 501 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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