Avocado, Orange, and Jicama Salad

Dana brought this to our client appreciation BBQ a few weeks back... and it was awesome! Everyone love it, I highly recommend trying out this recipe. Thanks Dana!

Makes approximately 6 servings


3 naval oranges, peeled and cut into sections; reserve juice

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

pinch cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste

1 small jicama (approx 1 lb), peeled, quartered and thinly sliced

2 Haas avacados, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Optional: 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese (or cheese of choice, Dana left this out)


- Squeeze lime juice and whisk into orange juice reserved from slicing oranges in a bowl

- Add vinegar, oil, cayenne, salt and pepper

-  Pour juice mixture over jicama and let stand 15 minutes

- Fold in orange sections, avocado, cilantro, and cheese if desired

-  Serve and enjoy!

Delicious Quinoa Salad

Serves 4


3 Tbsp rasins  (dark or golden)

2 Tbsp dried apricots thinly sliced

1 cup cooked red or white quinoa

1 large lemon, squeezed

Salt to taste

3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 Tsp ground coriander

1/4 Tsp ground cumin

1/4 Tsp sweet paprika

2 medium ripe avocados, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

2 medium scallions, thinly sliced

3 Tbsp chopped almonds

Pepper to taste


- In a medium bowl, soak the raisins and apricots in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside

- Whisk juice from lemon in a small bowl with olive oil, coriander, cumin, paprika

- In a large bowl toss the vinaigrette  with the quinoa, raisins, apricots, avocado, scallions, and almonds. Season with salt and pepper to taste

This quinoa salad is delicious both warm and cold, enjoy! Thanks to Gloria for sharing this recipe with us.