Orange salad

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.

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
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5 thoughts on “Orange Salad”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Thanks for sharing so many nutritious recipes!

    Blog: global vegan fare

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