Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oranges!

Oranges say SUNSHINE to me, and we had a nice somewhat sunny weekend, so what better to go with a grilled dinner than a nice sunny salad? Had to make some substitutions so the Griller didn't have to run out to the store for me at the last minute! Used romaine and baby spinach, instead of mixed greens and endive. Sort of my own mix of greens! I used fennel, it was mentioned in a review! and threw in some walnuts for good measure!





Mixed Greens, Oranges, and Endive with Orange Vinaigrette
Source: Bon App├ętit, August 2003
Printable Recipe

2 tablespoons orange juice (I used the fresh juice from the leftover orange that was sectioned for the salad, just squeeze it!)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

2 large navel oranges
8 cups mixed greens (I used romaine and baby arugula)
1 medium head of Belgian endive, halved lengthwise, cut lengthwise into thin strips (I used fennel because I didn't have the endive on hand)
Walnuts (optional) toasted or not

Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Whisk in olive oil; and some freshly ground pepper.

Using a small knife, cut off  the peel and the white pith from oranges. Working over a large bowl, cut between the membranes to release the orange segments into bowl. Add the greens and endive (or fennel or both, if you like) to the bowl with the oranges. Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Check seasoning. Mix in some walnuts!



Joining Mary from The Little Red House for another Mosaic Monday! Stop by the Little Red House to see lots of fantastic Mosaics every week!

Easy to peel, easy to eat

27 comments:

  1. Carol, just love your mosaic! You are letting the 'playful' side of you out more and more. (Which may be scary!!)
    The salad looks so fresh and just waiting to be devoured! This is the type of salad I could make a meal out of..just add some of your chicken!!!

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  2. Sounds delicious and and wonderful salad for summer time.

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  3. This looks so healthy and yummy! Very creative staging of your orange for the mosaic!

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  4. That salad sound delicious and thanks for the recipe. Love the orange mosaic.

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  5. Your orange vinaigrette dressing looks outstanding - thanks for sharing!

    Amanda

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  6. Hi, Your salad looks yummy! I am eating a grilled corn and tomato salad. Isn't it great to have yummy fresh veggies again!
    Your orange mosaic is cute and very clever, nicely staged!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Bella

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  7. Omigosh, that looks so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  8. What a fantastic mosaic...its making my mouth water just to look at those Minneola oranges!
    Wonderful subject matter & very playfully arranged.
    I did "fruit" too, but wasn't anywhere near as clever. LOL

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  9. That is my kind of salad. I like the way you displayed the orange.

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  10. This sounds like a wonderful salad, Carol, and I love the fennel substitution! Love the orange mosaic!

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  11. Oh that does look like a delicious salad! The spinach is ready to pick in our garden, and I will buy a few oranges tomorrow. thanks for the recipe.

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  12. I love oranges in salad! The dressing looks awesome, thanks!

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful salad, love the orange mosaic. Have a great week:)

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  14. Ahh...things are looking pretty and delicious around here like usual!!

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  15. that salad looks delicious...love a citrus dressing!!

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  16. I don't know if I've ever had a mineola orange. They look delicious and I love the fact that they are easy to peel.

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  17. Very, very clever mosaic!! Really arty! I love oranges in a salad.

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  18. I have been in a major "adding oranges" to all our salads lately1 I just love them and I think it is the whole craving sunshine thing! our pictures looks beautiful!

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  19. This sounds and looks so delicious! I'm hungry now! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Definitely a must-have salad in summer grill parties!

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  21. mmmm - I imagined I could taste that citrusy tang. I don't think there's an orange in the house this morning - I've better fix that!

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  22. Looks like a very refreshing salad for a warm day. Valerie

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  23. Mmmmm. I MUST buy some oranges!

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  24. This is one of my favorite salads! My recipe is not exactly like yours, but the ingredients are similar. I do use endive because I love the extra crunch and slight bitterness. It's such a lovely light, summery salad!

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  25. The perfect salad for a warm summer day ... sounds delicious.

    I love your mosaic. What an artistic flair in your staging and photography. My favorite picture is on the right-hand side in the middle. Fabulous!

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  26. I love your orange mosaic and that orange vinigrette sounds delicious. ~Jeanne

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  27. Nice mosaic, Carol. Sounds like a yummy salad.

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