Few days ago, I asked you all to suggest some recipes that I could post here. I got many requests for salads. It is one of those areas that I have not ventured much. Salad for me was something quick, where I threw in lettuce and some other things like cucumbers, tomatoes and added store bought dressing. Very recently, I started making my own salad dressing. Now, any salad I see online asks for a new ingredient – balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar etc. I am not very comfortable buying so many different ingredients which will sit in my refrigerator forever. So I keep looking for simple ingredients that are already in my fridge. Yesterday, I wanted to use up some oranges and blueberries which I had bought on my recent shopping trip. The child in the house refused to eat those fruits although he usually loves them. I prepared this orange salad and it came out better than I expected. So I decided to post it here.
3 cups chopped lettuce
1 cup peeled orange sections
2 tbl spn raisins
1/4 cup blueberries
Few shavings of Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
For dressing(all measures are approximates, change according to taste):
Take 1/8 cup fresh orange juice, 2 tbl spn extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 tea spn red chilli flakes, 1 tbl spn honey, 1 tea spn vinegar (I used distilled vinegar), salt. Blend all.
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and add the dressing. Toss the salad.
Serves : 2-3