Avocado Citrus Salad

HEB Health & Wellness Expo 2015


Citrus & Avocado Salad 

Serving size- 8


  • 2 ea Blood oranges
  • 2 ea Navel oranges
  • 4 ea Avocados from Mexico 
  • 6 oz Baby arugula
  • 1 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup Avocado oil 
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt for seasoning
  • Freshly ground black pepper for seasoning 
  • Marinated red onions recipe follows 
  • Pumpkin seeds, toasted for garnishing


  • Peel and trim the pith from the oranges.  Slice crosswise about 1/4-inch thick. 
  • Cut the avocado in half crosswise to remove the pit, peel, then slice crosswise into circles about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Arrange a few slices of orange and avocado on serving plate. 
  • Scatter some arugula and pomegranate seeds on top. 
  • Drizzle the molasses and avocado oil over the salad. 
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with pumpkin seeds and marinated onions.
  • Marinated Red Onions  

    • 2 medium red onions, sliced into paper-thin rings
    • 1/2 cup Lemon juice 
    • Salt for seasoning 
    • Freshly ground black pepper for seasoning. 


  • Gently toss the onions with the lemon juice. 
  • Season with salt and pepper 
  • Cover and keep chilled for one hour before using. 
  • Chocolate Avocado Brownie



    • 1/2 cup melted semisweet chocolate
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 Avocado from Mexico, mature and mashed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ¾ cup cocoa powder
    • ½ teaspoon instant coffee powder
    • 3 tablespoons crushed almonds
    • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350F.  
  • Grease a baking dish with cooking spray.  
  • To melt the chocolate you can carefully do it in the microwave or in a metal container.  
  • When the chocolate is melted add all the moist ingredients vanilla, avocado and eggs beating with whisk constantly so that the egg does not cook.  
  • Then add the dry ingredients: sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, coffee and almonds. And continue beating until everything is well combined.  
  • Pour into pan and bake for 20 minutes or until ready.