High Fibre Avocado Citrus Salad With Feta
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This avocado citrus salad with feta cheese is our latest installation in a long line of amazing avocado salad ideas!
A mouthwatering mixture of sweet and sour, creamy and juicy, this citrus salad recipe with grapefruit and orange is a beautiful and delicious addition to any table or lunchbox.
And if you don’t like grapefruit – never fear! The recipe works just as well with double the amount of orange instead.
The perfect summer avocado salad!
Avocado citrus salad with feta – it doesn’t get feta than this!
The citrus in this citrus salad recipe is grapefruit and orange. Oranges are a pretty awesome fruit – they’re loaded with vitamin C, have anti-inflammatory properties and help your body to absorb iron, among other things.
An orange salad is a more inventive way to get all that orangey good stuff into you!
Grapefruit isn’t looking too shabby either! It is also super high in vitamin C and a few other important antioxidants and may even help prevent diabetes by preventing insulin resistance.
Other key ingredients are spinach, feta and of course, the mighty avocado.
Spinach is famously fantastic – a huge source of iron, vitamin K and magnesium. Feta contains higher levels of calcium than most cheeses as well as plenty of probiotics.
And avocados? Well, we must back avocados because we have published a whole article on them, and more specifically, their possible weight loss benefits.
We should really call this an orange grapefruit spinach avocado feta salad – so everyone knows immediately how many healthy ingredients it contains! But that’s a big long winded so we’ll stick to the basics.
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Orange you glad this orange and avocado salad recipe is good for weight loss!
At 384 calories per serving this makes a great lunch if you are trying to lose weight. We usually recommend a daily calorie intake of about 1500 a day for the average woman trying to lose weight and 2000 a day for the average man.
So 384 calories is a solid amount for a lunch.
What’s more, there are 11g of fibre there too, so eating a portion of this avocado citrus salad with feta will fill you up good and proper!
If you want to lower the calorie count and fat to protein ratio of this avocado and grapefruit salad even more, you can use a low fat version of feta cheese (check out these vegetarian low fat recipes for more low fat alternatives!).
Plus, this is a very easy avocado salad, ready in 10 minutes, so there’s no reason why being short on time should compromise your weight loss goals!
- ½ avocado
- 1 ½ orange (divided)
- 1 red grapefruit
- 1 tbsp honey
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup basil, fresh (torn)
- ¼ tsp ginger, fresh (grated)
- 2 oz low fat feta cheese (crumbled)
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 3 oz wholegrain bread (about 2 big slices, toasted)
- Salt and pepper to taste (flaky salt or sea salt work great)
- Slice the avocado. Peel 1 ½ orange and 1 grapefruit and cut them into round slices or wedges.½ avocado, 1 ½ orange, 1 red grapefruit
- In a small bowl add the juice of ½ an orange, the honey, the grated ginger and the table salt. Mix until incorporated.1 ½ orange, 1 tbsp honey, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp ginger, fresh
- In a salad bowl add the spinach, citrus fruits, avocado, torn basil leaves, and crumbled low fat feta cheese. Drizzle over the vinaigrette and fold everything over. Sprinkle generously some flaky salt and black pepper over the salad and serve with toast½ avocado, 1 ½ orange, 1 red grapefruit, ¼ cup basil, fresh, 2 oz low fat feta cheese, 2 cups baby spinach, 3 oz wholegrain bread, Salt and pepper to taste