Green and Gold Salad

Pam Ellingson


Such a unique combination of ingredients I couldn't resist. If you love the creamy goodness of avocado in a salad, you should try this one.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


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1 large
avocado, peeled, and cut into 1/2
1 c
steamed asparagus, cut into 1" lengths
1 c
orange segments, zest the orange and reserve.


2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar or balsamic
2 Tbsp
orange juice
1/2 tsp
dijon mustard
1 tsp
orange zest
1/4 to 1/3 c
oil, vegetable or evoo
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Green and Gold Salad


  • 1Steam the asparagus until crisp-tender and plunge into cold water to stop cooking. Zest the orange and then peel and cut into segments, (catch any juice in a bowl and also squeeze any remaining juice from what is left after segmenting). Peel and seed the avocado and cut into chunks.
  • 2Place all of the salad ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside to make vinaigrette.
  • 3In a small bowl, whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together except salt,pepper and oil. Whisk oil in slowly until emulsified. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking. If the oranges are tart, you might want to add a little sugar. Or you may want to increase mustard slightly. Just make it to your taste.
  • 4Toss salad ingredients with some of the dressing to coat, and serve as is or on a small bed of greens. Pass any remaining dressing.

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About Green and Gold Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Salads, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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