Citrus Avocado Salad


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Tis the season for all kinds of glorious citrus! And what better way to eat it than in a Citrus Avocado Salad!

I don’t need much of an excuse to make a salad or eat guacamole. They are 2 things that I’m extra good at and I make no apologies for that. This citrus avocado salad is bringing those 2 things together and it’s currently giving me life. Plus it’s helping me stay healthy, keep my food colorful and it’s making me happy.

Grab your favorite kinds of citrus – I’m partial to navel oranges cara cara oranges, tangerines, mandarin oranges and blood oranges – but you can mix and match as you wish!

Citrus Avocado Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Citrus Avocado Salad

Course Salad, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 -6 servings


For the Salad

  • 3-4 cups various farmers market lettuce I used baby kale
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 cara cara oranges
  • 2 tangerines
  • 3 mandarin oranges
  • 1 blood orange
  • 3-4 Persian Cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 2 Avocados cut into wedges
  • Kosher salt and pepper

For the Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Arrange the lettuce on a large platter or bowl.
  • Carefully slice the peel off the citrus. Cut the citrus into slices and carefully pop out any seeds. Arrange the citrus, cucumbers and avocados in and around the lettuce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette, taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve the vinaigrette drizzled on top of the salad.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Monika

    This is the perfect salad to brighten up a cloudy, wintery day!! Vitamins galore!!

  2. Tori

    Gorgeousness! You have such a knack for cranking out perfect salads, Girl!

  3. Elizabeth

    This salad is stunning, Gaby! Perfect avocados aren’t as easy to come by on the East Coast, but I’m beginning the hunt right now.

  4. Sue Flora

    The Citrus Avocado Salad looks yummy; however, I don’t find the recipe for the basil vinaigrette.

  5. Jessie

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I crave salads like this – I can practically taste the creamy avocado and bright citrus. Beautiful photo, too. It really captures it.

  6. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    Gaby! Loving this citrus packed salad – so seasonal and delicious!

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  10. rosemarie

    Thanks for the recipe. I always have a couple of organic navel oranges and avocados in the fruit bowl. So just have to purchase a few extras to try the tempting citrus salad.
    From the number of comments you’ve received, it’s a tempting-looking recipe to many!

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  15. Eileen B

    Perfect timing! I was planning on making this tomorrow for a group get together. After seeing how you plated it, and the addition of cucumbers, I am even more excited. I love this recipe. I am repeatedly asked where friends can find this citrus jewel. My answer will be the usual, “It’s Gaby!”!

  16. monika

    Wow. I just purchased all these ingredients this morning, and then saw this post! I am so excited to make this!

  17. linda

    So Good. The Dressing is even better the next day. Really enjoying the meal plans; great resource. Thank you

  18. Courtney Castle Adams

    Made this salad last night along with the butternut squash pasta-delish!!!! Don’t kill yourself hunting down the 5 different orange types… I used 2 oranges, both navel & it was amazeballs!!!! New fav. Thanks Gaby

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