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Pomegranate Orange Salad

Pomegranate Orange Salad
Servings: 6 -8 as a side

 

7-8 cups mixed greens lettuce (I used an Artisan blend)
2 cans (15 ounces EACH) mandarin oranges (or 2-3 regular sized oranges)
3/4 cup pomegranate arils
1 large avocado, chopped or thinly sliced (or use 2 small avocados)
Optional: lemon or lime (to keep the avocado from browning too quickly)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar

Dressing
Juice from 1 large orange (4 tablespoons)
3/4 - 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of ground pepper
Optional: pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

Chop the lettuce, wash, and dry.

Slice the peels off of the oranges and then cut into slices or smaller pieces. You can substitute clementines but will need to increase the amount. Alternatively, mandarin oranges can be used -- thoroughly drain them.

Remove the peel and pit of the avocado. Chop or finely slice. Squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice over the chopped avocado to keep it from browning.

Gently toss together the lettuce, oranges, pomegranate arils, and avocado.

In a large skillet, add the sliced almonds and white sugar. Place the heat to medium-high and stir near constantly. The sugar will begin to melt and become a sticky liquid and then stick to the almonds. This takes about 3-4 minutes -- watch carefully and stir near constantly to avoid burning the nuts. Dump the candied almonds onto a sheet of parchment paper, slightly separate, and let harden. Break apart.

In a blender or food processor, blend all of the dressing ingredients together. The dressing will be runny, but it adheres to the lettuce really well! Increase the flavorings to personal preference - this may be a little more orange or perhaps some more honey...etc. (The cayenne pepper is optional, but a fun kick -- you can increase the amount if desired.) Stir in the poppy seeds if desired.

If you are eating the salad right away, toss it with the dressing, candied almonds, and feta cheese. If you are eating it later, store the dressing, nuts, and feta separately and toss right before eating. If the dressing is added too early it tends to get soggy and not taste so well. Add the almonds and feta with the dressing.

~Chelsea's Messy Apron

  • 14 December 2017
  • Author: Misty
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