Warm Blood Orange, Avocado & Pistachio Salad

Blood Orange, avocado & Pistachio Salad

I love salads. I love them in any way, shape or form. And by salads I don’t mean those mushy, mayo laden concoctions people usually put in between two slices of bread. I’m talking about fresh, crisp, colorful and nutritious. And of course, never boring.

I mean, if you think about it, when it comes to salads, the possibilities are endless.

I can’t even tell you how many combinations we’ve come up with over the years. In fact, that’s the thing we are sort of “known” for. You know how people usually serve appetizers before dinner when they entertain? Well, we serve salads. Like, half a dozen of them. Or more if we can find produce that is half decent. And everyone thoroughly enjoys them.

So here’s another one to add to our repertoire. We love the addition of some type of warm element to compliment the freshness of the raw veggies. And the creamy avocado goes perfectly with the peppery arugula. Just, yum!

Do you have a favorite salad recipe? Please share it with us! We would love to add it to our list.

And we hope you’ll add this one to yours 😉


. Blood Orange, avocado & Pistachio Salad


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Blood Orange, Avocado & Pistachio Salad
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Serves: 4
  • 3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 15 large basil leaves, cut in ribbons (about ½ cup)
  • 2 small blood oranges, sliced and quartered
  • 5-7 ounces baby arugula
  • 4 tbsp chopped roasted pistachios
  • 4 oz sheep's feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 1 Hass avocado, diced (squeeze some fresh lemon on the avocado to prevent it from turning brown)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté at medium hear for 5-7minutes, until translucent
  2. Add basil and blood orange and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Set aside
  3. To assemble, arrange arugula at the bottom of 4 salad plates. Add warm onions, garlic and blood orange and top each one with 1 tablespoon of pistachios, 1 ounce feta cheese (if using) and diced avocado.
  4. Dress salad with Mustard or Chia Seed Dressing.


Blood Orange, avocado & Pistachio Salad

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24 Responses to Warm Blood Orange, Avocado & Pistachio Salad

  1. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen February 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    Oh my gosh – is this salad gorgeous or what??? Looks amazing and I love love love the ingredients! Fantastic – and your photos are BEAUTIFUL! They make me hungry! 🙂
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  2. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan February 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    Good golly I lurrrrrve the textures in this salad! Looking at it makes me want summer all the more!
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    • Vicky & Ruth February 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

      We thought maybe we could expedite summer 🙂

      • ABC March 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

        can you? PLEASE

  3. Joanne February 25, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    This looks great!

    Could you pre-cook the onion/basil mixture and add it (room temperature) to the salad?


    • Vicky & Ruth February 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      Yes, you can pre-cook the onion basil mixture and add it later. Let us know if how you like it.

  4. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes February 25, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    This salad sounds so good and I LOVE the bright colours!
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    • Vicky & Ruth February 25, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

      We love playing with colors and texture in our salads.

  5. ✽. aimée .✽ / WallflowerGirl.co.uk February 27, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Looks absolutely wonderful!
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  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic February 27, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    I love all the flavors and textures here: orange, avocado, pistachio. My favorite salad is a caesar (pretty boring) but I do like coming up with new and random combinations every now and then.
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    • Vicky & Ruth March 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      We have fun creating new salads you can even bring some imagination to a caesar salad. We will have to try that!

  7. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs February 28, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Salads are a favorite of mine as well. Especially if they look as colorful and fresh as this one. I love the flavor combo so much :–)
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  8. Mary Frances February 28, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Love the avocado and pistachio combo! I really enjoy both of those – together in a salad sounds amazing!
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    • Vicky & Ruth March 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Crunchy and creamy. It doesn’t get any better than that 🙂

  9. cindele February 28, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    I just made this for our Shabbos dinner…can’t wait to serve it! I had a few strawberries that needed to get used so added them to the dressing..yum!!

    • Vicky & Ruth March 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Loved the idea of adding strawberries to the dressing YUM!

  10. Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn March 3, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Love the beautiful vibrant colors in your photos, as always!
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    • Vicky & Ruth March 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

      Thank you Chanie we love your pictures too

  11. Sarah Klinkowitz March 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I want this salad!


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