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Citrus Salad

citrus salad
I’m not sure if anyone but me would ever notice this, but if you have been paying attention to the pictures in my post this week, you will see that they all have one thing in common. Do you know what it is? If you guessed that the same white plate is in all THREE pictures, then you would be correct! Yes, it is the same plate. What does that tell you? That I either washed this plate a lot for all of those pictures OR these are the only white dessert/salad plates I own. The last assumption would be correct.

I’ve been on the hunt for a set of white plates forrreeevvver! I don’t want to just buy a set from the store when I could pay half the price at Goodwill or other thrift shops. The problem is it is hard to find a set that doesn’t have black marks on it, isn’t chipped, has nice detail, and doesn’t have one of those tiny little circles in the middle of the plate that looks like it will only hold a teacup instead of a slice of cake. But, a few weeks ago, I finally found a set of four at Goodwill and they were only $3.99 and HALF OFF! Christian and I celebrated with a high five because he just learned how to do it not that long ago, lol!

citrus salad recipe
This salad is one we made (and ate) at my monthly cooking class. Speaking of my monthly cooking class, I was supposed to be at it tonight, but Portland has gotten slammed with a bizarre amount of snow and people have forgotten how to drive and well, it just wasn’t safe, so Lisa cancelled the class. I almost cried I was so sad, but then I started worrying about Josh who had been trying to get home since about noon and was stuck in traffic and to make a long story short, after FIVE hours of fighting traffics, Max Trains, and Buses, he finally got home, but only with the help of my parents who drove out to get him from the country where they live to town where I live. A very long day indeed!
But this salad! So simple. So beautiful. So delicious! Seriously! I think you should serve this alongside whatever dish your making for Valentine’s Day because of how lovely and good it really is. You can prep the ingredients ahead of time (except the avocado) and then toss it together right before you’re ready to eat and Presto! You’ve got a salad that you would pay $6 for easily in a restaurant for half the price! This is my new favorite salad to eat!
citrus salad
Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This bright, cheerful salad is the result of a uncommon combination of relatively common ingredients - you will love every bite.


  • 1 can baby mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 large head red leaf lettuce


  1. Prepare ingredients and toss in a large bowl.
  2. Dress with your favorite salad dressing (we used ranch).


Recipe by Lisa Pearson

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.


Sunday 9th of February 2014

What an awesome find!! ;) And too funny that your hubs just learned how to high five!!! :)

Chels/Catz in the Kitchen

Sunday 9th of February 2014

I just figure that if I'm patient enough, I can find most anything at the thrift stores, lol!

Autism United

Sunday 9th of February 2014

A very nice looking salad, makes me think of sun and warmth.

Chels/Catz in the Kitchen

Sunday 9th of February 2014

I know, me too! Bring on the sunshine!

Karen @ The Food Charlatan

Friday 7th of February 2014

This looks like my kind of salad Chels!! I'll take double the mandarin oranges please.

I love your plate! I don't have one that pretty, mine are all just plain. High five!

PS, I think I have that wooden salad bowl, or one very similar. I love it!

Chels/Catz in the Kitchen

Sunday 9th of February 2014

Thanks Karen! Doubling the oranges is a good idea since Christian was stealing and eating all of ours! I think we got our salad bowl set at Kitchen Kaboodle. Do you have one of those in Cali?

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