Use the blender to whir a simple dressing that combines avocado with buttermilk and lime juice. Choose any type of winter citrus — blood oranges, ugli fruit, Cara Cara navels, and Oro Blanco grapefruit — to add bright colors and juicy sweetness. Remove skins and white pith with a serrated knife and cut into various shapes. Serve this salad for a dose of sunshine.
|Juice of ½ lime|
|½||ripe avocado, seeded and chopped|
|1||clove garlic, finely chopped|
|Salt and pepper, to taste|
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1. In a blender, combine the buttermilk, lime juice, and avocado. Work until smooth.
2. Transfer to a bowl and stir in garlic, salt, and pepper.
|1||large bunch kale, stemmed, tough ribs removed, leaves ripped into small pieces|
|½||red onion, thinly sliced|
|3||pieces citrus fruits (oranges, ugli fruit, or grapefruit)|
|½||ripe avocado, chopped|
|2||tablespoons sunflower seeds|
1. In a large bowl, combine kale, red onion, and citrus fruit. Add dressing and toss gently until coated all over.
2. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with avocado and sunflower seeds. Karoline Boehm Goodnick