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My current favorite salad

This is the perfect winter/spring salad because both citrus and avacados are in season. The avacado is optional, so when they are too expensive or hard as a rock, I leave them out.

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Orange  Salsa Salad

2 oranges, chopped up (drain the juice off)

about 1/2 cup of finely diced up red onion  (more or less to taste)

a handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped  (1/2 a bunch)

juice of a lime

splash of olive oil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

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Mix well, cover and chill for about an hour. Too much longer and the cilantro starts to go wierd. Add the chopped avacado just before serving, if you’re using one. I love the colors and aroma of this baby.

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If you’re afraid the red onion might be too strong, you can put the pieces in a fine strainer and rinse them under cold water. They are more tame after a cold shower. I like mine with a bit of a bite, so I go unrinsed. This salad just tastes so FRESH to me, the flavors dance on my tongue. Sometimes I serve it on a bed of lettuce.

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This salad does not last-make it and eat it-soon. By the next day, it’s not fresh anymore, and kind of yucky.

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