What’s for Lunch? Citrus Salad!

My local grocery store, in an effort to sell more of its products, makes samples of foods and plies customers with those samples.  All this in the hopes that the customers will like the food and will purchase those items.  Their tactics work.  Today’s salad is one of those samples.


The ingredients for this salad are simple, and they are easy to find in most larger grocery stores.  The ingredients are listed “to taste.”  That is, there are no specific requirements about how much you should use.  Use them as you like them.



  • Spinach
  • Mixed Greens
  • Peeled Orange and Grapefruit (to save time, I used the canned version)
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Chopped Avocado
  • Crumbled Queso Cheese
  • Sliced purple onion
  • Pepper to taste


The recipe calls for an avocado dressing, but I ate the salad without any dressing at all (the citrus makes the spinach and mixed greens moist), and it was just fine.  If I were to use the dressing, I would put it on the side, as it could easily overpower the other flavors of the dish.  For the same reason, I opted to avoid the purple onion.


The textures in this salad and the different tastes are what make this salad so good.   What might you include in such a salad?  Please leave suggestions in comments below.

[Images by Billie Hara. Licensed under Creative Commons.]

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