Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

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This salad provides you with new energy after an intense workout.

 

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 661 / Protein 21g / Carbohydr. 39g / Fat 76g

Ingredients (2 servings)

400 garugula
2oranges
1grapefruit
10mint leaves
1avocado
2 tbsplemon juice (divided)
1 tbspGrand Marnier
145 mlolive oil (divided)
50 gwalnuts
50 gpine nuts
80 gParmesan (grated)
0.5 clovegarlic
1 tbspmustard (whole grain)
0.3 tspcayenne pepper
1 tspsugar
salt
pepper

Utensils

salad servers (optional), food processor, strainer (optional), salad spinner (optional), large bowl, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Müller Thurgau, dry, 2012
A round and smooth wine with soft, warming tannins. Tangy notes of juniper and violet underscore the fruity aroma of this salad.

Step 1

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

Wash and dry arugula.

salad spinner, large bowl

400 g arugula

Step 2

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

Fillet oranges and grapefruit, reserving the juice.

strainer, knife, small bowl

2 oranges / 1 grapefruit

Step 3

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

Finely slice mint. Quarter avocado, remove the pit, and cut into slices. Rub the slices generously with lemon juice to prevent them from browning.

cutting board, knife

10 leaves mint / 1 avocado / 1 tbsp lemon juice

Step 4

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

For the dressing, mix the juice of the oranges and the grapefruit with half of the lemon juice. Add Grand Marnier, a part of the olive oil, sugar, and mint. Season with salt and pepper.

small bowl

1 tbsp lemon juice / 1 tbsp Grand Marnier / 45 ml olive oil / 1 tsp sugar / salt / pepper

Step 5

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

For the nut pesto, use a food processor to blend the walnuts, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, mustard, chili powder, and salt and pepper into a coarse puree.

food processor

50 g walnuts / 50 g pine nuts / 80 g grated Parmesan / 0.5 garlic clove / 1 tbsp mustard / 0.3 tsp cayenne pepper / salt / pepper

Step 6

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

Stir remaining olive oil into the pesto.

100 ml olive oil

Step 7

Avocado citrus salad with mixed nut pesto

Carefully fold the citrus fillets into the arugula, then mix with the dressing. Once the salad is plated, top with avocado and season with salt and pepper. Serve with a few dollops of pesto.

salad servers

salt / pepper