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Watercress Salad with Orange, Avocado & Red onion


Watercress Salad with Orange, Avocado and Turmeric Lime Dressing – A vibrant, peppery salad that is both energizing and gently cleansing utilizing fresh turmeric in the dressing.


  • 1 orange – zested, peeled and sliced ( or sub mandarins, blood oranges or tangelos)
  • 2 ounces baby watercress
  • 1 ripe avocado – peeled and cut into wedges
  • a few very thin slices of red onion- optional

Citrus Turmeric Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 12 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated turmeric root (or sub 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric)
  • generous pinch salt and pepper


  1. Zest the orange and set the zest aside.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste, adjusting salt, honey and sweetness to taste.
  3. Arrange watercress, avocado, onion and oranges on two plates.
  4. Spoon dressing over salad when ready to serve.


Feel free to sub agave or maple syrup for the honey if vegan.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 385
  • Sugar: 13.7 g
  • Sodium: 156.8 mg
  • Fat: 31.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.9 g
  • Fiber: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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