Blood orange salad with feta and pecans

Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

Long days

Ohh, how I waited for this time a year! We already had our first lunch outside (which is pretty special for the Netherlands, in March-April!) and kitty and I have enjoyed many hours in the sun on our balcony. Once the sun starts shining, my food-cravings switch: from comforting meals, to light salads and dishes!

Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

Anyway, something else I start craving when the days get longer is the summer fruit. Blood oranges are my favourite, and I start missing them once they go out of season! That’s why, once I saw the first ones at my all-time favourite place to shop (the market), I had to buy a few and start cooking.

Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

That’s a hint. Expect at least one more blood orange recipe soon 😉

Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

Recipes with fruit don’t appear that often on my site, but when I do use fruit it’s quite often in a salad. Apple is favourite (like this apple, tangerine and feta salad!) but our all-time summer favourite is this version with strawberries, mozzarella and a basil dressing. You simply can’t go wrong with that combination of sweet, salty and sometimes sour or creamy!

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Blood orange salad with feta and pecan nuts

So, I guess it’s time for the recipe then! Salads are perfect for experimenting, which is how I found this perfect combination. Salty feta, sweet and tangy blood orange, crunchy pecan nuts and creamy avocado… Woahh! Top that all with a super zingy and fresh blood orange dressing and you’ve got a winning dish!

Anyway, I took 100 pictures (no joke) and I still didn’t get “the” picture *sulk*, so I think I’m going to have to eat this again, soon 😉 It looks so pretty; blood orange has such a cool colour!

Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

I hooooope you enjoy this blood orange salad, and I hope to see you again soon!
Love, Vivian

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Long, warm days ask for super light and fresh salads! Today on the blog I share a delicious blood orange salad with feta, pecan nuts and avocado + dressing.

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Blood orange salad


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 130 g couscous
  • 75 g rocket lettuce mix
  • 1 (blood) orange
  • 1 avocado
  • 50 g feta
  • 40 g pecans

For the vinaigrette

  • 1 tsp (blood) orange zest
  • 5 tbsp (blood) orange juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare the couscous according to instructions. Mix the ingredients for the vinaigrette together, and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, take off the skin and as many of the white parts of the blood orange as possible. Cut into slices or parts. Peel the avocado, cut into pieces and top with some salt and pepper.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the couscous, rocket lettuce mix, avocado, blood orange and crumbled feta and pecans. Serve with the vinaigrette, and enjoy!

 

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