Orange Salad

Orange saladFew 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.

Ingredients:
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.
Serve.

Serves : 2-3
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5 Comments for “Orange Salad”

says:

my kid does the same. I buy fruits that she always eats and then she just refuses to eat them and asks for them when they are not around anymore.
I resisted buying vinegars for a long time but apple cider vinegar is my favourite. You could buy just that one. It tastes great in salads. Although the orange juice dressing sounds delicious.

Dhanalakshmi

says:

Shilpa you could also use some sweet curd and /or chat masala for a change. I love all yours recepies. Keep the good food going.

Kumudha

says:

Salad looks so good. I make sprouted moong dal salad once in a while…

Thanks for sharing so many nutritious recipes!

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