Blood Orange & Avocado Salad

serves 3-4

for the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons blood orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • heavy pinch sea salt

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar. Cover jar with lid and give dressing a good shake. Adjust salt according to taste. Set aside.

for the salad

  • 3 blood oranges, peeled & cut into small pieces (reserve 2 tablespoons juice)
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 head butter lettuce, roughly torn
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Place cut oranges and radishes in a large bowl. Add cilantro leaves and pour dressing on top, making sure to reserve a little for later. Give the mixture a good stir and add in the lettuce to coat. Transfer to serving platter and top salad with chopped avocados. Sprinkle the slivered almonds on top and drizzle the reserved dressing over the avocado. Season salt with additional salt to taste and serve immediately.