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Kumquat and Avocado Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup kumquats, sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, sliced avocado, and sliced kumquats.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

4. Top the salad with sliced almonds and crumbled feta cheese.

10 minutes
Temperature: Room temperature
Serving size: 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 280
- Fat: 22g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mixed greens can be substituted with any leafy greens of your choice.
- Sliced almonds can be substituted with any other nuts or seeds.
- Feta cheese can be substituted with goat cheese or blue cheese.

- Add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost.
- Substitute the kumquats with mandarin oranges or grapefruit for a different citrus flavor.
- Add sliced red onions or cherry tomatoes for extra color and flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- To prevent the avocado from browning, slice it right before serving.
- Use a mandoline to slice the kumquats thinly and evenly.
- Toast the sliced almonds in a dry pan for extra flavor and crunch.

Storage instructions:
- This salad is best served immediately, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Reheating instructions: None

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with extra sliced kumquats or almonds for a pop of color.

Garnishes: Extra sliced kumquats or almonds

Pairings: This salad pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.

Suggested side dishes: Serve with a side of crusty bread or a bowl of soup.

Troubleshooting advice: None

Food safety advice: Wash all produce thoroughly before using.

Food history: Kumquats are a small citrus fruit that originated in China and have been cultivated for thousands of years. Avocados are native to Mexico and have been used in cooking for centuries.

Flavor profiles: This salad is a combination of sweet and tangy flavors from the kumquats and honey dressing, creamy avocado, and salty feta cheese.

Serving suggestions: Serve this salad as a light lunch or as a side dish for dinner.

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Taste: Tangy, Citrusy, Fruity, Creamy, Nutty