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Orange-Avocado Salad with Toasted Pinenuts and Edamame
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Orange-Avocado Salad with Toasted Pinenuts and Edamame

The simplest things are often the best and mother nature gets it right every time!  She knows nutrition as well as flavor and doesn't need fancy sauces or processed ingredients to knock out and inspire your tastebuds. 

This salad is rich and buttery, light and juicy, crisp and refreshing, a little bit crunchy, protein-savvy and bean-snappy!  Enjoy it naked or dressed, on it's own or on a bed of organic leafy greens.  This is Pure Food elegance at it's best.  ;)


Orange-Avocado Salad with Toasted Pinenuts and Edamame

2 firm but ripe Avocados

2 organic Oranges

2 tbsp toasted Pinenuts

1/2 cup cooked/shelled Edamame

Himalayan Pink Salt & Black Pepper to taste

Bed of Watercress, Arugula, Dandelion Greens or Spinach (optional)

Dressing of choice (optional)


Steam, cool and shell the edamame, set aside. 

Gently toast pinenuts over low heat until you just begin to smell their aroma.  Remove from heat to cool, set aside until ready to garnish.

Gently slice peel away from oranges and segment them using a small sharp knife.  Place segments in a bowl.  Slice avocado and add to bowl, squeezing a little extra juice i if needed to prevent the avocado from browning.

Plate orange and avocado as is or on a bed of leafy greens.  Sprinkle edamame and toasted pinenuts evenly over the top of each plate.  Season with cracked black pepper and pink salt as desired. 

*Drizzle dressing of choice lightly over the top if you like, but I prefer this salad simple and naked!  You can also squeeze any remaining orange juice over greens.  Yum!


Thank you for voting for Buddhas Delight!  Orange you glad I said toasted pinenuts? ;)

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  1. SnakeWitch
    Voted! Seems very yummy! Check out my new post, too!
  2. kristo
    this sounds so refreshing! voted!
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #4! Sounds wonderful!
  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Beautiful salad. I make one just like it! Voted!
  5. Veganara
    Voted. This sounds really refreshing, and any dish with avocado and pine-nuts in it is definitely one for me!
  6. Roopam
    Absolutely...simplest things are the best...this sounds check out my new post when you can on Turmeric...
  7. BuddhasDelight
    does anyone understand why this post which has 12 votes is not a top post, but my strawberry tostada which only has 7 votes, is a top post? i still don't understand how this works and find it very confusing!
    1. Veganara
      It is very confusing isn't it Kristin? Sometimes people get to TPs with only 3 or 4 votes, as I have before, but not necessarily with a lot of votes! Carolyn said that one of the factors is having votes from people who vote for a wide range of articles, not just their "buddies"! I also suspect that it is related to the number of votes that you get within the first day of posting the blog: I think if you get at least 3 or 4 in the first 12 hours, for example, you are likely to get to TPs! That's just my surmise though, don't know if it is accurate. Btw, I have just posted a recipe for DIY Doritos which you may like!
      1. SnakeWitch
        No real clue either, but one thing I noticed is that if you have an article from a category that doesn't get much articles to begin with, you have more chances to have a TP... although ithat doesn't apply here as both are from Recipes. However, other than that, I feel that if you have more than one article at a time, you only get one to TPs. That's why my new strategy is to write one, wat until it makes it to TP - because almost all of mine have so far - then write the next one. I notice you often put out two almost at the same time. Maybe if you tried that technique? And maybe branch out to other categories as well?
  8. dianabart
    Great post!
  9. BuddhasDelight
    veganara, snakewitch and dianabart; thank you so much for your comments. very helpful! yes, i am guilty of voting for buddies... :) also, i do tend to write in lumps because i just write when i have the time, it can be sparse! i also agree about branching out category wise. i have a few things i have thought about posting but haven't taken the time to finish. recipes are easy for me because they are short and sweet. i do have a few gardening and vegan lifestyle and beauty articles i will finish soon. thanks all!


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