Tangerine-Avocado-Sunflower Seed Salad
Cool, refreshing, and luscious, feel free to add cherry tomatoes for added color, flavor and texture (and lycopene).
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 tangerines
  • 1 Hass avocado, halved and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds

1. In large bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, vinegar, salt, and cayenne.

2. With a vegetable peeler, remove 3 long strips of peel (orange part only) from 1 tangerine. Cut strips into 1/8-inch zest matchsticks. Peel tangerines and separate into segments. Cut segments crosswise into 2 or 3 pieces.

3. Add avocado, zest, and tangerines to bowl, toss to combine. Chill until serving time.

4. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds just before serving.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 194 calories, 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 5.5g monounsaturated fat, 2.9g polyunsaturated fat, 5.8g dietary fiber, 3g protein, 26g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium.
Good source of: fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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