Fruity Nutty Salad With Orange Ginger Vinaigrette

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Salads don’t really have to be boring, nor does it take a lot of time to “throw” fresh ingredients together for lots of great flavors. In this fruity nutty salad with an orange ginger vinaigrette, I cheated a bit and bought a pre-packaged and already washed of greens. Cut up two of my favorite fruits and added pecan nuts. This delicious and refreshing salad was served for lunch.

From A Light Lunch Table Setting. The menu included a Two-Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon. For dessert and to freshen the palate, a scoop of lemon sorbet with pecans and caramel syrup:

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The Recipe
Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces of washed packaged mixed lettuce greens

  • 4 ounces fresh strawberries, washed, tops cut off and then cut into quarters

  • 1 sweet orange, peeled and segments cut into pieces

  • 2-3 ounces of whole pecans with some broken into large pieces

Orange and ginger vinaigrette (yields 1 cup):

Ingredients:

1/3 cup orange juice
Juice from 1/2 orange
Grated orange from 1/2 orange
1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated or 1-2 teaspoons dry ginger
2 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:

Whisk together the first six ingredients, blending it well. Then continue to whisk while drizzling in the olive oil. Chill the vinaigrette for at least 1-2 hours. However, for flavors to best come together, make it the day before needed.

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Enjoy!!

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