Refreshing Citrus Salad

By , February 27, 2011

I concocted this salad a couple days ago and have enjoyed it for lunch each day since! I just love the taste of it, and the macadamia oil really makes it special.
I wouldn’t normally have macadamia oil on hand since I’m not that gourmet, but I bought it several months ago for making mayonnaise. I’d read that it’s a “good neutral oil” for mayo, except in my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth! It has a prominent macadamia flavor which I really didn’t like in the mayonnaise, but in this salad it really shines.

Lindsey’s Citrus Salad


Cilantro (I love cilantro so I put about 2/3 lettuce and 1/3 cilantro in my salad)

Mandarin orange, fresh, sliced (click here for a good way to slice it)

Avocado chunks

Toasted nuts (macadamias, pecans, almonds, or other)

Macadamia nut oil

Fresh lemon juice

Salt & Freshly ground pepper to taste

Chop the lettuce and cilantro into small pieces and add the mandarin slices, avocado chunks, and toasted nuts. Drizzle fresh lemon juice and macadamia oil over the salad, in approximately equal amounts or to taste. Shake salt & cracked pepper over the salad. Toss and eat immediately with a spoon!

(Tip: If the lettuce and toppings are in small enough pieces, it’s much easier to eat a salad with a spoon than with a fork.)

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