This salad is beautifully green and filled with bold flavors. I make it both dairy with the feta cheese, and parve too. Try the sweet and salty pepitas or buy store-bought honey-glazed pecans for an easy substitute. The pepitas are great for snacking, too, and give this salad a homemade and unique touch.
Mixed Gorgeous Greens with Citrus Green Goddess Dressing
- Cooking and Prep: 40 m
- Serves: 6
Green Goddess Citrus Dressing
Sweet and Salty Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
Prepare the Sweet and Salty Pepitas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with oil.
Melt the margarine in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add pepitas, toss to coat, then add sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, and kosher salt. Spread pepitas on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer and cook, stirring once or twice, until golden brown all over, eight to 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Prepare the Green Goddess Citrus Dressing
With an immersion blender, puree jalapeno, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, shallot, honey, olive oil, and salt until smooth with some nice green flecks running throughout.
In a large bowl, toss greens, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, grapefruit, feta cheese, avocado and pepitas. Drizzle with dressing and mix well. Serve immediately.