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Gingered Citrus-Avocado Salad

"A citrusy dressing served over a combination of fruits makes this salad so refreshing," says Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "We enjoy the mix of flavors—mellow avocado, tangy grapefruit and toasted pecans."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • In a large bowl, combine the oranges, grapefruit and pineapple; cover and refrigerate until serving. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, milk, brown sugar, orange zest, ginger and nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Divide lettuce and avocado among six salad plates. Using a slotted spoon, arrange fruit over lettuce. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with nuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 206 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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