Tangerines are in season from late October to January. One of my favorite ways to use them is in tangy salad dressings. This is The Organic Kitchen’s “Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing”.
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Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing on white plate set on wood table with a bottle of dressing in the background


A Very Simple Salad:

It’s a very simple salad of baby greens, avocados, green onions, sliced apples, plain or caramelized nuts, pomegranate seeds or berries.  Learn to slice an avocado like a pro here.

Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing garnished with pomegranate seeds on white plate


How to Caramelize Nuts:

If you choose to caramelize nutsY for this salad, you have a couple of choices: you can buy them in stores or online, or make them yourself! 

A female demonstrating how to make sugared nuts for use in Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing

Tips for The Dressing:

This lovely, light salad dressing is made with freshly squeezed tangerine juice, lemon zest, olive oil and  raw honey. I use a handheld juicer to squeeze the juice and a microplane to zest the lemon.



Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing on white plate with bottle of dressing in background


The Recipe: Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing

Handy tips and what you need: I always squeeze more juice than I need and divide it into small glass containers or snack size baggies to freeze, then thaw as needed! Click to learn how to caramelize nuts. You will need a handheld juicer and a microplane. (affiliate links)

Apple and Avocado Salad with Tangerine Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A delightful salad with a tangy tangerine dressing!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lunch recipe, light recipe
Author: Linda Spiker
For Salad:
  • 1 ~ 5 oz bag baby greens
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ½ cup caramelized walnuts, or pecans, cashews etc.
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds, if out of season, use raspberries or dried berries
For Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh tangerine juice
  • zest and juice of one small lemon
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • pinch sea salt
For salad:
  1. In a large bowl toss together the baby greens, onion, caramelized nuts, pomegranate seeds, and cheese. Add apple and avocado just before serving.

For dressing:
  1. In a container with a lid, mix the tangerine juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, and honey. Shake well and drizzle over salad right before serving. Enjoy!!!!!!!




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