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
325
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
156µg
22%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
208µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
130mg
13%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
49mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
49mg
7%
Sodium, Na
164mg
11%
Water
156g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.