Orange dressing on Italian greens salad

Italian Salad

About:

Fresh leafy greens, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, green onions tossed with homemade orange dressing. I used Italian greens here if any of these are not available handy feel free to use any greens of your choice and dressing can also be personalised but orange dressing added the orange flavour to the salad so if you are a orange lover this salad will be a great serving.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Romaine lettuce-torn -1/2cup
  • Kale leaves -1/2cup
  • Baby spinach-1/4cup
  • Apollo (green frilly leaves)-1/4cup
  • Red bell pepper-1/2 sliced
  • Green bell peppers-1/2sliced
  • Green onions sliced-1/4cup
  • Cherry tomatoes-8-10

For dressing:

  • Freshly squeezed orange juice-1/4cup
  • Raw honey-1tbsp
  • Orange zest-1/2tsp
  • Minced garlic-1/2tsp
  • White vinegar-2tbsp
  • Salt-1/2tsp
  • Oregano/dried herbs-1/2tsp
  • Ground pepper-to taste

Procedure:

  • Combine orange juice, zest, vinegar, honey, salt, dried herbs in a bowl and then whisk, season with ground pepper ( 1-2tbsp of olive oil can be included if desired)
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and toss well. serve right away.

I served this with Tofu tikka (Recipe link)

Salad frontSalad and Tofu

 

Note:

  • Dressing can be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 5, 2014, in Dips, International, Soups, Salad and Wraps. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. I love orange in salad, I will often buy a can of mandarin oranges just for that. Your salad dressing sounds very fresh and citrusy and perfect with the greens. I will get some oranges and make this, great recipe.

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  2. Sweet as a Picture

    I like your dressing. 🙂

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  3. Mmm. Orange dressing sounds lovely!

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  4. Humm..I usually make this dressing with lemon…orange sounds very interesting…shall give it a try…

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  5. You are more of an Orange girl 😛 very nice Chitra 🙂

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  6. mmmm……mm……..orange dressing !!! 🙂

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  7. It looks fresh and delicious Chitra 🙂

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  8. G-g-g-g-good timing, Chitra ! If it ever stops raining here, summer is around the corner. 🙂
    Thanks VERY MUCH: I shall be concentrating on salads from now on.

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  9. vegantarian lifestyle

    This looks great, I need to give it a try 🙂
    best, Lou

    http://vegantarianlifestyle.com

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  10. Beautiful, healthy and super tasty!!!!

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  11. Orange dressing is perfect – not too sweet and not too acidic either. Looks delicious!

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  12. Orange salad wow looks so refreshing dear:-)

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  13. This looks amazing! I can almost feel the vitamins 😉

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  14. its my latest obsession – to throw in a fruit in my salads.. and usually its an orange or some pomegranate. Love this idea. Crunch from broken nuts like toasted walnuts n almonds works great too.. do try!

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  15. Reblogged this on Anew Creation Ventures and commented:

    a wonderfully tasty salad to pair with lemon, dill chicken or perhaps a halibut fillet.

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  16. Looks like a good healthy dressing–no unhealthy omega-6 oils.

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