Superfood Salad To Jump-Start A Healthy Weekend

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.
We’re all about salads and juice this month, right? I don’t want my salad to feel like a chore, ever. That’s the absolute worst. Every salad should have a few happy ingredients: fresh citrus and ripe avocado, crispy bacon, and extra cheese.
This salad contains fresh avocado, segmented winter citrus (grapefruit and blood oranges, for me), shelled edamame, crunchy celery, leafy greens, and it's finished with a honey and mustard dressing.
The combination of bright citrus with creamy avocado is just wonderful. Perfect balance. Edamame and celery add a bit of protein and crunch, respectively. Leafy greens because they make us beautiful (so says my mama and she’s never wrong).
This salad dressing is a shaken mixture of shallots, honey, mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. It’s an easy balance of sweet and bright.
Bonkers Awesome Avocado Grapefruit Edamame Salad
Serves 2
For the Salad
About 2 cups leafy greens
1 grapefruit, segmented
1 blood orange, segmented
1 cup shelled edamame
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 small (or half of a large) ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
For the Dressing
3 tbsp finely diced shallots
1 tbsp honey (for vegans substitute a bit of agave)
1 tbsp dijon or whole grain mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients: greens, citrus segments, edamame, celery, and avocado.
2. In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid combine shallots, honey, mustard, vinegar, olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a few pinches of pepper.
3. Place the lid on the jar and shake it up until the mixture is emulsified. Taste the dressing and season to taste, adding more salt, pepper, or acid as necessary.
4. Pour the dressing (as much as you’d life) over the salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately!

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