Avocado with Blood Orange and Pumpkin Seeds

Avocado with Blood Orange and Pumpkin Seeds
Lou Manna

Serve as one of your  Thanksgiving appetizers. The toasted pumpkin seeds add a nice crunch to the soft avocados. It's recommeneded that you pair this dish with Thorny Rose Chardonnay. 

4
Servings
509
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the pumpkin seeds

  • 1/3 Cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil

For the salad mixture

  • 1 Pound pea shoots
  • 1 Cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 Cups pear or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 blood oranges, zested and segmented
  • 3 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and finely chopped
  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • sea salt and pepper

Directions

For the pumpkin seeds

In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and roast, tossing occasionally for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until you can smell the aroma. Set aside to cool.

For the salad mixture

In a large bowl combine the pea shoots, cilantro, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and onion. In a small bowl, mix together the blood orange and lemon zest, lemon juice, blood orange segments, red wine vinegar, garlic and remaining 4 tbsp of olive oil. Spoon the vinaigrette over the pea shoot mixture and toss well to combine.

Halve the avocados, pit and peel. Place one avocado half on each plate and top each with a serving of the salad mixture. Season with sea salt and pepper and enjoy.

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
63%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
597µg
66%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
35.6%
Vitamin C
116mg
100%
Vitamin E
8mg
42%
Vitamin K
604µg
100%
Calcium
198mg
20%
Fiber
15g
59%
Folate (food)
355µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
355µg
89%
Iron
6mg
31%
Magnesium
210mg
53%
Monounsaturated
26g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
296mg
42%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
1699mg
49%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.5%
Sodium
1156mg
48%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.1%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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