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California Citrus & Avocado Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 servings

The awesome flavors in this salad remind me of my childhood in Southern California. My great-uncle had an orchard, so our family meals were filled with avocados, citrus fruits and nuts of all varieties. —Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
California Citrus & Avocado Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups orange sections (about 2 medium oranges)
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit sections (about 1 medium grapefruit)
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped


  1. Place lettuce, oranges, grapefruit and avocados in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk grapefruit juice, oil, honey and salt until blended. Drizzle over salad and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and pistachios. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 132 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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