Enjoy a cheap healthy dinner when you make this farmers market fresh Citrus Avocado Salad with Turmeric Dressing. This summer salad is the perfect light lunch of dinner.
Loaded with seasonal greens, fresh cara cara oranges, and avocados, this Citrus Avocado Salad with Turmeric Dressing is the perfect cheap healthy dinner. With added nuts and seeds that offer essential oils, minerals, protein, and a great crunch, this is one healthy summer salad everyone will love! Add some goat cheese for essential vitamins, nutrients, and extra deliciousness, and you have the perfect dish.
A summer salad with fresh farmers market ingredients!
Every time I walk into the farmers market, it’s filled with different varieties of oranges so I like to pick up a variety and sample a few. Lately, I am in love with the cara cara oranges. They are pinkish orange in color on the inside and super sweet. Pair these oranges with the creamy deliciousness of avocados, and you’re sure to love the flavor combination.
For this salad, I used baby lettuce, arugula, and spinach as the base, but you can use your greens of choice.
Homemade Turmeric Dressing
Let’s talk about the dressing that is the heart of this salad. This Turmeric Mustard Dressing is to die for. It’s bright with a warm-earthy taste, a hint of ginger, and a kick of chili flakes. It has balanced flavors with the right amount of natural sweetness from the honey. For ages people have known about the health benefits of turmeric so I like to include it in my recipes whenever possible.
Health Benefits of Turmeric:
- It has anti-inflammatory properties and it’s a great antioxidant.
- Turmeric plays a role in preventing cancer.
- It helps to lower the risk of heart and brain disease.
- It helps boost brain development.
- Turmeric reduces heartburn and aids in digestion.
Coming from an Indian household, we practically use turmeric every day. It’s great to see this powerful spice gaining popularity worldwide. You can include it in your diet by adding it in salads, stews, soups, smoothies, curries, and so much more.
This salad is a great side dish for dinner that complements many entrées. It’s on the lighter side so it pairs perfectly with pasta and rice dishes. It’s also the perfect lunch to take to the office!
- 3 cups mixed greens
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice or rice vinegar
- 2 tsp mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Salt, to taste
- Pinch of Pepper
- Pinch of chili flakes (optional)
- Wash your greens well and spin in a salad spinner if you have one.
- In a big bowl, add in all the ingredients for the salad.
- In a small bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients until blended completely.
- Add the dressing to the salad and serve immediately.
Home Chef tip: You may add some protein like chickpeas or lentils, and grains like quinoa, couscous, or wild rice to make it a complete meal. You may substitute honey with agave, if you prefer. Leftover dressing can be used in soups, stews, or marinades.
We hope you love this Turmeric Dressing Citrus Avocado Salad recipe from SoFabFood Home Chef, Khushboo from Carve Your Craving, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this summer salad, be sure to visit our Salad Section for more like it. For daily recipe inspiration, subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!