Green Salad with Orange, Avocado, and Onion

Green Salad with Orange, Avocado, and Onion
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Source: The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mitter.

Get creative with your oranges! Try navel, Valencia, Cara Cara, or blood oranges when you see them at your local market. They each have a slightly different delicious flavor but all of them are filled with vitamin C, fiber, and other good-for-you nutrients.

Complete your plate: Add this salad to any meal that needs a vegetable boost. We've paired it with Southwest-Style Turkey Meatloaf and Mashed Red Potatoes.

Find this recipe and more in The Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook, by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND


  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 1/2 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 140

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 1.3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 135mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 8g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 440mg
  • Phosphorus 45mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Fat



  • lime juice
    1 tbsp
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar
    1 tsp
  • zero-calorie sweetener (such as Truvia or Splenda)
    1/8 tsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • oranges
  • mixed greens
    4 cup
  • avocado (pitted and flesh cubed)
  • red onion (chopped)
    1/4 small
  • chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tbsp


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sweetener, kosher salt, and black pepper.

  2. Remove the peel and the white pith from around the oranges. Using a paring knife, cut in between the membranes to release the orange segments, and slice them into thirds. Place the orange pieces into a medium bowl.

  3. Add the mixed greens, avocado cubes, and red onion to the bowl and drizzle with the lime juice mixture. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve.