Blood Orange Avocado Salad with Macadamia Nut Oil Dressing

Macadamia Nut Oil is one of my favorite ingredients for my daily salad. I tend to go simple by blending with an 18-year aged balsamic vinegar then drizzle over the salad. For this recipe I mixed it with Agave Nectar to provide a clean, crisp appearance showcasing the fresh ingredients. Spinach is great nutritional ingredient for a salad however for this recipe Butter Lettuce was selected. One cup of Butter Lettuce is 5 calories providing about 30% of vitamin A. Sometimes it is nice to change it up a bit!

Avocados are a great source of healthy fat; but remember in moderation.  Almonds are good for the heart – just remember to purchase raw almonds – no added salt. They are high in calories so be careful about adding too many. Slivered almonds are a nice way to control the calories. Dried fruit can be high in sugar and calories so add a few for color and a bit more sweetness.

This wonderful recipe was adapted from: Healthiest Meals on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What Meals to Eat and Why by Jonny Bowden. You can find this valuable book at this location.


Ingredients for 2 Salads
Salad Ingredients
2 cups Butter Lettuce, washed and leaves torn into pieces
1 Ripe Avocado, cut into slices
1 Blood Orange, peeled and separated into segments
Almond Slivers
Dried Fruit such as Cranberries or Apricots
Dressing Ingredients
2 tbsp Macadamia Nut Oil
1 tsp Agave Nectar / Raw Honey

Place Butter Lettuce on a plate and then add the avocado, blood orange segments and top with sliced almonds and dried fruit. Mix together macadamia nut oil with sweetener and then drizzle over salad.

Author: Bernice

Cooking has always been a passion of mine with trying new recipes or adding a twist to an existing recipe. This blog contains some of our favorite healthier recipes but also contains decadent desserts and delicious meals that may not consider calorie count! So grab your favorite Supper Plate and enjoy our Cooking Adventure!

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