When summer fruit is ripe and ready to be eaten, it’s great to enjoy the sweet flavors as whole pieces of fruit and mixed into summer dishes. With a bountiful amount of homegrown oranges, I decided to make this salad which has citrus flavors as well as the creamy texture from the avocado.
> 14 brussels sprouts
> 1 tablespoon olive oil
> 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
> juice of 1 orange
> 3 cups of arugula
> 1 avocado, cut into 1-inch cubes
> 2 oranges, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
> 1/2 slivered almonds
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Blanch brussels sprouts 30 seconds, and rinse with cold water. Let cool for 5 minutes and grate.
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar and orange juice. In a bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with the arugula, avocado, orange, almonds and dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
Makes 4 servings.
Adapted from Self.