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. Karen Avatar

    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.

  2. Katie Avatar

    I just went and cut myself a small piece of parmesan cheese, those shavings made me do it!

    “Our” dinner ?

  3. Jen Avatar

    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!

  4. ambika Avatar

    Oh, this looks so scrumptious. & how fantastic it’s home grown.

  5. Regina Avatar

    Mmmm, looks so refreshing! I might have to try that for lunch.

  6. Julie Avatar

    I have had this…delicious!!! I will make one tmorrow for lunch!!!

  7. Deelish Dish Avatar

    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!

  8. Ella Robinson Avatar

    My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.*’`

  9. Lilly Bell Avatar

    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. ‘~’

  10. Amelie Griffiths Avatar

    i like potato salad and also mixed fruit salads. they are tasty and so yummy-“.

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