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Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Citrus stuffed avocados
January 28, 2020
Citrus stuffed avocados
Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados

The recipe and photography for this post were provided by our friends at Melissa’s Produce.

Sometimes it’s the simple recipes that have the most delicious flavor. That is surely the case with these fresh avocados stuffed with juicy citrus segments, arugula and fennel and topped with lime and orange zest. They’re the perfect refreshing appetizer or light meal full of antioxidants and healthy fats!

Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados

Makes 12 appetizers or 6 salad servings.


  • 6 ripe avocados, halved lengthwise; seeds removed
  • 2 limes, 1 juiced; 1 zested & segmented
  • 3 cups fresh arugula, washed and dried
  • 5 organic oranges, divided; 2 zested; all 5 peeled & segmented
  • 1 small bulb of fennel, trimmed; diced small
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar, to taste


  1. Drizzle the avocado halves with the lime juice. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the lime segments, arugula, the orange segments and fennel. Mix well. Add the lime zest and the orange zest and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Place equal parts of the mixture into the avocado halves. Drizzle with the balsamic and serve. Makes 12 appetizers or 6 salad servings.

Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados

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By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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