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Refreshing Citrus Salad with Blood Orange and Mint placed on a white serving plate. Ingredients include mixed greens, fresh mint, oranges, grapefruit, avocado.

Refreshing Citrus Salad with Blood Orange and Mint


This light and refreshing salad is perfect for summer. As a bonus, it is packed with Vitamin C from blood oranges, and grapefruit for healthy skin and immune function. The fresh mint and creamy avocado are the perfect finishing touch. Ready in 15 minutes. Vegan.


  • 8 cups arugula or mixed greens (I love it with arugula but if you find the flavor too strong, try mixing it with or opting altogether for mixed greens)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp regular balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp peach white balsamic vinegar (you can also sub this for more regular balsamic if you don’t have any flavored)
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • Coarse salt and freshly-cracked pepper to taste


  1. Prepare your oranges and grapefruit and set aside.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl, whisk with a fork until well combined (the dijon mustard will act as an emulsifier and keep the dressing together). Add more olive oil if you find it too tart.
  3. On a large platter, arrange the arugula and sprinkle with mint, give it a few tosses to combine.
  4. Layer your greens with the orange and grapefruit. Finally, top with your sliced avocado.
  5. Drizzle with your dressing, serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: North American

Keywords: Summer Recipe, Quick

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