An all-natural sweetener, honey shouldn’t be limited to dessert recipes. As today’s recipe demonstrates, it works beautifully in salad dressings. 

When shopping for honey, follow the same guidelines used for pure maple syrup: The lighter the color, the milder the flavor. And with more than 300 honey varieties available—from blueberry and buckwheat to orange blossom and wildflower—you’re sure to find a few favorites. 

All of the salad’s ingredients should be available at a well-stocked natural and organic food store. Enjoy!

Citrus Salad with Avocado

Makes 6 servings

3 corn tortillas (6 inches wide)
4 oranges
4 grapefruits
1/3 cup 100% pure honey
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 avocado, sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 255°F.
  2. Slice tortillas into very thin strips. Dry strips by placing on a cookie sheet and baking for approximately 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Peel oranges and grapefruits. Section and seed them. Place in large bowl, and set aside.
  4. In small bowl, whisk together honey, raspberry vinegar, oil and salt. Pour over citrus sections, and toss gently.
  5. Top with avocado slices and tortilla strips. 

Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Honey Board