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Orange, Avocado & Asparagus Salad

April 15, 2020

Good-For-Us! Eating Well 

Here’s an easy-to-make salad from Karen Koeppe, Packard Health’s Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. This salad is bright and beautiful. The combination of oranges and tomatoes offers a nice, tangy complement to the rich avocado and asparagus flavors. 

The recipe is from the American Diabetes Association “Food Hub” recipe collection, Karen’s go-to source for healthy eating. Check it out: 


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • Baby spinach or spring mix greens
  • 1 large orange, peeled & cut in
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 12 pieces
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled & diced
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TSP maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 TSP salt
  • 1⁄4 TSP black pepper 

  • Place asparagus in a pot of boiling water over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain asparagus and submerge immediately in a bowl of ice water.
  • Divide lettuce evenly among six salad bowls or plates.
  • Combine orange, tomato, and avocado in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Drain asparagus and add to orange mixture. Pour dressing over orange mixture and stir gently to combine. Spoon mixture on top of greens and serve.