Monday, January 30, 2012

Warm Winter Weekend {Orange & Avocado Salad Recipe}

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  The weather was incredible this weekend. The rain from last week left clear skies and 80 degree temps in it's wake. Excitedly we put on our summery dresses and flip flops. We headed to Padaro Beach Grill for a first sweet birthday party and soaked up the sun while the kids played tag and dug in the sand until naptime. Having lunch alongside the Pacific, sun beating on my back, kids giggling in their 80's style plastic sunglasses was perfection. I don't think Yummy Hubby or I looked at our iPhones once, and that was just what we needed after a busy week. I hope your weekend was equally as rejuvenating.

While L took her nap, B and I had a tea party. We decided on a pretty, healthy, simple, and refreshing snack: sliced orange and avocado with delicate microgreens and a drizzle of good olive oil. We stuck an extra stack in the fridge for Daddy. I am really enjoying the sweet juicy winter citrus right now. L (22 months) has a new favorite phrase, "O-ange! Peel it pease, Mommy!" I must hear that passionately exclaimed at least 10 time a day.

  Try this recipe for your next dinner party. Or tea party with your favorite 4 year old. It's beautiful, but really only a few simple and healthy ingredients thrown together.

Orange and Avocado Salad

Serves 2 
1 orange, peeled and sliced crosswise 
1-2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced crosswise 
1/2 cup microgreens (available at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods)
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
pinch of coarse sea salt

Sprinkle avocado slices with sea salt. Arrange avocado and orange slices in 2 stacks.  In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and olive oil. Top with a microgreens and drizzle with olive oil mixture.


43 comments:

  1. That. Is. So. Pretty. O.M.G.

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  2. Beautiful Marina---we're on the same page today!

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  3. Mmm such a fresh, yummy, salad :)

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  4. Such a beautiful family!! This looks delishhh

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  5. What an amazing idea! So pretty too! I might just make it for a girls night bachelor viewing we are having tonight! Happy Monday Marina!

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  6. Oh this looks so refreshing and light and perfect for the coming of spring. I love the photos of your family too! Just beautiful

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  7. Love Padaro Beach Grill- what a fun place to play and eat! And it was the perfect weekend to go there, wasn't it?

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  8. WOW what a gorgeous salad! This looks straight out of a five-star restaurant, lovely!! :)

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  9. the presentation of this is just beautiful marina. i LOVE oranges and avocado together esp with a little red onion in there too. i think i'll serve this on sunday during the superbowl alongside chili. i think the ladies will really love this. thanks for sharing!

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  10. In my winter...I love heat and sun.
    Your salad is my substitute for years.
    Thank you!

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  11. Your blog is absolutely beautiful! So glad I found this!

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  12. how completely amazing...I love the colors and I am sure it tastes so good. The photos are stunning..you and your family are just beautiful. I LOVE tea parties!

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  13. I love avocados for sure...as well as oranges. What a great an interesting combination! I'll have to give this one a try as I always have avocados in my house these days! Thanks!

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  14. I would have never thought to put these together, have you ever tried smitten kitchens carrot & avocado salad...you must try it (I have a feeling you would just LOVe it)

    Cheers!

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  15. Cannot WAIT to try this- oh my heavens looks so delish!

    xo

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  16. So glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend! The weather sounds absolutley amazing and you guys look it to! Love the dress you are wearing. I would have never thought to pair these 2 ingredients together but it definitely leaves me wanting to try it.

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  17. This looks delicious! And your weekend sounds perfect! (Pretty dress too!)

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  18. What a beautiful family!! Looks like a great time and such great weather!!! xoxo

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  19. Love the salad, love Padaro and LOVE your Maxi dress!

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  20. Hi Marina,

    I truly enjoyed the sunny SoCali weather this past weekend! Looks like you all did too! :) And my preschooler is in an "orange mood" these days as well! lol Love this healthy & fresh recipe - I must try it out...along with the many other yummy recipes that I'm spying throughout your blog! The spaghetti pie is just genius! I end up having tons leftover and this changes it up a bit! :) Have a great week!


    XOXO's,
    Jessie

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  21. Oh wonderful! I would shave never thought to pair the two together!

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  22. This salad looks splendid and so refreshing and light. I am loving this weather as well and so excited that it's going to continue into this weekend.

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  23. Oh, that weather sounds lovely. We got rain and snow! :)

    The salad looks so good. What a yummy combination!

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  24. thank you for this recipe...sounds fabulous! and is a new twist for a salad.

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  25. I am so glad you and Yummy Hubby had a nice relaxing time. Your dress is gorgeous, as are you. I love this recipe. Your photos are always stunning. I wish I lived somewhere warm and bright. It's cold and dreary here. I need to move. Any houses for sale near you?

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  26. Hi, Marina. I haven't visited in quite a while... your girls are getting so big! I remember an old photo you had with the little one being a baby.
    I know you are a vegetarian, and all of your creations look so pretty whenever I come to visit. I WISH I were a vegetarian, I'd be thinner. ;)
    I DID see your previous post on the baked spaghetti. Now THAT is more my style! I love ricotta and never thought to add that on top to leftover spaghetti and bake/broil it, so I think I will try it! Thanks for sharing.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  27. We've got all kinds of snow right now...a far cry from the beautiful weather you're having.
    Love the look of this salad and anything with avocado is always a hit around here.
    Lovely pics as always!

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  28. Your pics are always amazing ( I know I say it all the time, but I mean it! ) Im loving the oranges and avacado together! Mmmm

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  29. What gorgeous photos. You must live in California. I'm so happy that here in N. CA it's suppose to be near 70 this weekend, what mild weather were having this winter. Can't say the same for our friends north of us. The salad looks amazing!!

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  30. Now that is a gorgeous salad! I love the simple, yet tasty wholesome ingredients in this dish.

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  31. Beautiful and healthy! My kind of salad. What a great idea!

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  32. I would have never thought of putting those two flavors together! It looks so pretty and delicious too. I can't wait to try it!

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  33. oh...your so fabulous as usual Marina.....the food and your family. beautiful photos!

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  34. OMG! Those pictures are amazing! And the weather looks sooo nice! Here in Sweden we have snow and -10....we better stay indoors and bake;-)

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  35. Hi Marina, I love how your layered the citrus with the avocado. Gorgeous photos there of the micro greens!

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  36. I wouldn't have thought to pair those! Anything with avacado!
    I actually have both in my fridge! Yay!

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  37. nice pics!!! enjoyed your blog...

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    kisses!!!

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  38. What a brilliant idea! great flavors and super together! a lovely post - a beautiful family :)
    Mary x

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  39. What a beautiful stack! That sounds so refreshing. Our relatives have been sending us some Florida oranges - the sweetest ones I have ever tasted. I keep them in a bowl. My little ones love them too, but they also love to throw them as balls!

    Keep enjoying your beautiful weather. I can't believe you could be out in a sundress in January! (Jealous, jealous!!) Ours is mild, around 40 but it did snow a little last night.

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  40. i need this immediately! :) really -- i do!!!! this is a vegetarians dream!!!! so gorgeous! so wonderful! you rock my friend! hugs!

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  41. So jealous...I miss living by the Pacific! So glad that you were able to take advantage of the sunshine though!
    And I never thought to mix oranges with avocado. They are 2 of my favorite things however so I am definitely adding this to my list of things to make (maybe when it warms up here in Denver!)
    XO - Marion

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  42. Never thought orange and avocado could be such a great combination!
    Love your sweet and gorgeous pics!

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  43. Your family is adorable Marina... XoXo

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