Mimi’s Low Carb Citrus Salad

This low carb citrus salad is so simple and balanced, making it the perfect option for a quick lunch. The fennel pairs perfectly with the grapefruit, mango, avocado and lime juice. If you’ve never cooked with Fennel, check out my post on Fennel – Enjoy it raw or cooked.

Low Carb Citrus Salad

As I mention in my post on fennel, you’ll want to be sure to slice it thinly. I prepared mine using a sharp knife, but a Mandolin is an easy way to ensure you get slices that are thin and consistent.

Add grilled chicken breast or salmon and call it dinner!

Low Carb Citrus Salad
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Low Carb Citrus Salad

A light and fruity low carb salad. The flavor combination balances out any bitterness from the arugula and makes for a delicious side salad. The fennel pairs perfectly with grapefruit, mango, avocado and lime juice.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1 mango peeled and chopped
  • 6 pieces grapefruit
  • 2 stalks Scallions chopped
  • ½ cucumber peeled, cubed
  • ½ avocado peeled, cubed
  • 1 bulb and fronds fennel thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup lime juice

Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, combine the washed baby spinach and arugula.
  • Add the cucumber, fennel, mango, scallions, avocado to the bowl of arugula and spinach. Toss to combine.
  • Combine the vinegar and lime juice and pour over the salad mixture and toss.
  • Arrange the salad onto individual salad plates or bowls. Top each salad with two slices of grapefruit and sprinkle with fennel fronds.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Citrus Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2553IU51%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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