Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous because I got to spend it with my mother. We stayed home, sat by the fire, read magazines, watched movies, talked and enjoyed one anothers' company. All in all a very relaxing and restful weekend.
Recently I made this scrumptious salad using blood oranges that I received from Limoneira. I love citrus fruit but typically only eat it as a snack. But when I was asked by Limoneira if I would like to try a few different kinds of their oranges I though perhaps I would try a few new recipes as well. This blood orange salad was one of the things I came up with.
Blood Orange Salad with Blue Cheese and Pecans
1 blood oranges peeled and sliced
11/2 handfuls of spinach
11/2handfuls of spring mix
1/4 of a small red onion sliced in rings
1/4 cup toasted pecans
2 ounces of blue cheese
In a large bowl mix the salad greens then arrange on plate, add onion rings. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and blue cheese, then arrange orange slices. Drizzle with dressing.
Maple Vinaigrette Dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Place olive oil, balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup with salt and pepper to taste in a screw top jar and shake to combine.
This salad is refreshing and a great recipe to add to your Spring table. The sweet blood oranges, with the creamy, slightly salty blue cheese and the crunchy nuts are a delicious combination.
I hope that you have a great day!