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Cara Cara Orange And Arugula Salad

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Cara Cara oranges are commonly cut up for kids as a snack because they don’t contain any seeds and they are one of the sweeter oranges. This inherent sweetness makes the Cara Cara orange the perfect compliment to the peppery arugula. We must also mention that Cara Caras are rich in vitamins A & C, lycopene, fiber, and folate.

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 10m


For the Salad

  • 1 Cara Cara orange, cut into wedges
  • 2 c baby arugula
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c bean sprouts
  • 1 oz raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 c golden raisins (optional)

For the Dressing

  • juice of 1 Cara Cara orange
  • 1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard seed
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper


For the Salad

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. You don't have to use the golden raisins, but they add subtle bursts of sweetness that pair well with the almonds.

For the Dressing

  1. Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. If you\'re feeling extra zesty, add a little orange zest to your dressing.
  2. Dress the salad in your desired amount of dressing and toss to ensure that all the ingredients are coated.
  3. You can store leftover dressing in a jar in the fridge for 3-5 days.