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Orange and Mixed Green Salad

There is nothing better than going to your backyard and selecting something to eat. Leafy greens are best in late winter and early spring. I like to experiment with light vinaigrettes. My dad was recently giving away bags of fresh, sweet oranges from his tree. I improvised and made this light slightly sweet vinaigrette for the salad.
Fresh Greens and Orange Salad

Orange Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp of honey
1 Clove of minced garlic.
2 Tbsp of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp of olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

I combined the ingredients and mixed well. Then I poured the mixture onto a bed of greens consisting of spinach, mizuna mustard, and salad bowl lettuce. I topped with Parmesan and orange slices. Viola, a light but flavorful salad.


10 Responses to “Orange and Mixed Green Salad”

  1. I like that you said Viola (my favorite flower) instead of Voila. 🙂 We had spinach and orange salad tonight too, sans the parm and fancy dressing. I am so lazy, I just pass the olive oil and raspberry vinegar over the bowl, grind the pepper twice and I’m done. I will have to try yours sometime, though, it sounds delicious.

    Posted by Karen | March 11, 2009, 7:35 pm
  2. I just went and cut myself a small piece of parmesan cheese, those shavings made me do it!

    “Our” dinner ?

    Posted by Katie | March 11, 2009, 8:45 pm
  3. This is very similar to my winter standby salad. I found that just about any fruit tastes great with baby spinach, some cabbage and a sweetish dressing. I’m anxious to get some greens started in my garden and trying those. Love your idea to add cheese- will definitely try that!

    Posted by Jen | March 12, 2009, 9:19 am
  4. Oh, this looks so scrumptious. & how fantastic it’s home grown.

    Posted by ambika | March 12, 2009, 10:14 am
  5. Mmmm, looks so refreshing! I might have to try that for lunch.

    Posted by Regina | March 12, 2009, 11:19 am
  6. I have had this…delicious!!! I will make one tmorrow for lunch!!!

    Posted by Julie | March 12, 2009, 9:50 pm
  7. I just had a salad almost EXACTLY like this last night and have been thinking about the citrus vinaigrette! This sounds spot on. Thanks much!

    Posted by Deelish Dish | March 13, 2009, 11:51 am
  8. My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.*’`

    Posted by Ella Robinson | June 10, 2010, 11:00 am
  9. whenever my sister makes potato salad, i always eat them in less than a minute or so he he. i just love all sorts of salad. ‘~’

    Posted by Lilly Bell | July 28, 2010, 9:34 am
  10. i like potato salad and also mixed fruit salads. they are tasty and so yummy-“.

    Posted by Amelie Griffiths | September 14, 2010, 8:36 am

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