Orange Salad with Candied Almonds

Olivado Avocado Oil Orange Salad with Candied Almonds

I love trying new products in the kitchen. To my delight Olivado sent me a beautiful package of their unique oils. Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is quite simply, the pressed juice of New Zealand's finest quality ripe Avocados. This oil is excellent for high heat cooking, has a smooth buttery flavor that will enhance recipes rather than overpower them. It's a great base for salad dressings and dips, and ideal for sautéing, basting and stir frying. The Macadamia Nut Oil is low in saturated fats and is very high in natural antioxidants. This oil has a very high smoky point and can be used in stir-fry. The Avocado Zest oil combines all the health benefits of their extra virgin avocado oil with the natural antioxidants of fresh lemons. Perfect for salads, vegetables, eggs and fish. The Omega Plus Oil is a all-purpose oil that can be used in salads, cooking, and dipping. This oil gives your body the proper balance of essential Omega 3,6 & 9 fatty acids.



At the Market you can find a great selection of oils but Olivado Avocado Oil is quite simply, the healthiest edible oil available. It contains the highest levels of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and omega 3 fatty acids, which lower blood cholesterol, the highest levels of alpha and beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, which protects against heart disease and cancer, twice the lutein of olive oil, which protects against macular degeneration and blindness, the highest levels of essential vitamins and minerals, and is loaded with the powerful antioxidant and free-radical absorber, vitamin E. Olivado was created by a New Zealand professional chef who recognized the potential of turning the worlds healthiest fruit into a delicious, versatile edible oil, while preserving all its health benefits.


This healthy, delicious Olivado Avocado Oil Orange Salad with Candied Almonds would be perfect on your Thanksgiving table.


Olivado Avocado Oil Orange Salad with Candied Almonds

Candied Almonds:
2 Tbsps sugar
½ cup almonds

Salad:
8 cups various lettuce
4 clementines
½ to 1 avocado, sliced
2 green onions
¼ cup dried cranberries

Dressing:
¼ cup Olivado Avocado Oil
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsps cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook sugar, without stirring for 12-14 minutes or until melted.  Add almonds and stir quickly to coat.  Cool.

Prepare the dressing.  Mix ingredients of the salad in a bowl.  Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently.  Add almonds.

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  1. Love this salad; very healthy ingredients. I just bought some Lemon Olive oil that I will try this dressing. I will not find this brand in my area, but I see they have it in Victoria where i will be going in March. Addin a note of this on my Smart phone. MErci.
    Rita

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  2. A splendid salad! What beautiful flavors.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Hi Rita, you can place an order online if you can't find the oils in your area. Cheers!!!

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  4. Does that look good or what? Thanks for the heads up ..I had not heard of these products:)

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  5. This looks delicious...I could eat this every day for lunch for a week...maybe two weeks before I even thought about eating anything else. I swear, I could exist on soup and salad alone. Nice post, thanks for the recipe.

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  6. avocado oil- now that is something I could get used to using all the time considering we are huge avocado fans and sometimes they are not always at their best in the store and or they get bad on me before I can use them for something. having oil with their flavor sounds like the best idea ever. Love your salad- beautiful!

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  7. Really like the combo of citrus and nuts.

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  8. Sounds delicious! Love the addition of candied almonds. Thanks for the interesting oil recommendations, too; I'll definitely check out their online store!

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  9. What a bright and lovely salad Helene! A welcome addition to any Thanksgiving table. I love the sound of those oils too especially the Avocado one!

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  10. What a pretty salad, and the avocado oil sounds lovely! I'd love to try macadamia oil too.

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  11. What a beautiful looking salad. So many colours.

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  12. this salad has a blend of everything--sweet, chewy, tart, crunchy, salty. plus, it's beautiful to boot!

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  13. I would love to try avocado oil. This is a lovely salad.

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  14. What a beautiful photo. And the salad looks scrumptious. Thanks for telling us about this oil.

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  15. Yum! I've always wanted to try those different oils. Your salad looks so fresh and bright.

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  16. Ohh, YUM! I want that for dinner tonight. Lovely flavors!

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  17. Lemon infused olive oil is by far my best, with basil in close second. Love the different textures in the salad!

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  18. Looooove tangerines with aguacate. Something we'd do at home... So flavorful and healthy... not to mention a good looking salad... I'll look for the oils--never had avocado oil but i'm wondering how I could make it at home... thinking some kind of tedious??

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  19. love this beautiful salad.. and the avocado oil had piqued my interest!

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  20. Voilà tous ce que j'aime concentré dans une assiette
    http://www.laurenslatest.com

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  21. I've made candied peel and love it, I never thought to make candied almonds. I'm intrigued by this whole salad, and using avocado oil. I've experimented with different oils, esp for salads, but now really want to try the avocado oil!! Yum!

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