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Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

with goat cheese crumbles, toasted almonds, sesame seeds and a spiced honey yogurt dressing

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad with Spiced Honey Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #salad #recipe

The New Year is here and the cold season has struck me down … it’s time for me to lighten up and eat something beautiful to help get me healthy again. I stopped at the grocery store on the way back from yoga today and these blood oranges were calling to me. So I picked up a bag and brought them home. I was too exhausted to do much with them, but I figured I need to eat something and citrus fruit is what my body needs right now, so I fixed a simple but lovely little salad.

Now if only I had the energy to make soup … maybe after a nap. Maybe a hot bath first, then a nap. That sounds about perfect.

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: as many as you like ... the dressing is enough for 2 - 4 servings

Blood Orange & Avocado Salad


    For the spiced honey yogurt dressing:
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • For the salad:
  • Mixed greens
  • Blood orange slices, peels removed
  • Avocado slices
  • Toasted almonds & sesame seeds
  • Goat cheese crumbles


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt with the honey and spices. Set aside.
  2. Make a bed of greens for your salad, then arrange the blood orange slices and avocado on the greens. Sprinkle with toasted almonds, sesame seeds and goat cheese crumbles, then drizzle with the dressing.


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Blood Orange & Avocado Salad with Spiced Honey Yogurt Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #salad #recipe

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14 Responses

  1. Ann, this sounds like a perfect combo. I have to try the dressing, and I love the sesame seeds and almonds.

    January 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    • Ann

      Brianne I think you must be my salad sister … we seem to like all the same salads! Thanks for your kind comment 🙂

      January 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

  2. This looks beautiful. Love the color and flavor combinations. Hope you can link this to What’d You Do This Weekend tomorrow.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

    January 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

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  4. G’day! Another gorgeous healthy salad! Great photo!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Healthy Choices Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

    January 11, 2014 at 4:07 am

  5. Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend. I’ve selected this as a feature next week.


    January 12, 2014 at 1:01 am

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  8. Kara

    This is a great recipe. If I use Greek yogurt, what can I add so that it has a more suitable consistency for the salad dressing?

    March 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    • Ann

      Hi Kara,

      Glad you like the recipe! Just add some milk to thin out the dressing to the consistency you want.


      March 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

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