Perfect Paleo Citrus and Avocado Salad

paleo citrus avocado saladThis Paleo Citrus and Avocado Salad is so good on so many levels. It is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Grapefruit is well known as a natural fat-metabolizer. It is the perfect way to detox your body and stabilize your blood sugar while at the same time giving you a deliciously sweet and sour taste your taste-buds will thank you for! Another thing this salad has going for it is that it has a high enough acid content that your avocado will not turn brown so it will keep for a day or two in the fridge! This means you can make it for dinner and then take the leftovers in your lunch the next day. (IF there are any leftovers)

I made this last night as a side dish for my pork chops and today I am going to have the leftovers on a bed of greens and tuna. Can’t wait!

Ingredients:

2 grapefruits or 1 grapefruit and 1 large orange, diced

2 ripe avocados, diced

2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped fine

1-2 tbsp fresh chives or scallions, chopped fine

cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)

Dressing:

juice from 2 limes

1-2 tbsp honey (optional but recommended, if you use the orange you need less honey)

1/4 c olive oil

Directions:

In a serving bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together. This emulsifies into a nice thick dressing. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss until all are covered with the dressing. Serve and enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

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