Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Gooood Salad!

We've been craving fresh greens so much lately that I've been buying fresh organic spinach at our local co-op. They've also had wonderful navel oranges that we've been enjoying for a month or so.

Many of you may already make this salad but I think my dressing that goes with it is especially good so I thought I'd share it.

There's no need for a recipe for the salad. It's just spinach on a plate with alternating sections of red onion and peeled and sliced oranges.

DRESSING FOR SPINACH/ORANGE/RED ONION SALAD

In a jar with a tight fitting lid combine:

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (I use a bit more 'cause I like pepper)
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Put all ingredients in the jar and shake (the jar) until well combined. Drizzle over spinach salad on plate. Store any remaining dressing in refrigerator.

An easy-peasy salad that tastes pretty darn good this time of year!

8 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, does that sound good! I like the sounds of that dressing - I think I will try it next time I do my rendition of your salad.

Jane said...

A couple more weeks and maybe there will be some spinach. A couple more weeks :( I am so hungry.A couple more weeks.Come on Spring.

Anonymous said...

Ooh boy...so nice and fresh! And the flavour combinations sound very good. I love exciting food! The baby spinach at the local market here is really inexpensive. I usually buy it to juice with a carrot every day, but this looks like a nice light meal, that would go along well with my panini days! :)

Jane said...

The salad does look good! I can't wait til I get some mustard planted I love that stuff,I pour hot bacon grease over it,with bacon crumbles and green onions.So good! Blessings jane

Erin said...

mmmm, I can't wait for my garden to start kicking out some more salad fixin's - I LOVE salad!

mtnchild said...

I would never have thought to put oranges and onions together, but it actually sounds very refreshing. I miss summer when I eat salads all the time - I do have them in winter too, but they just aren't as good since nothing is grown locally. I'll have to try both your salad and the dressing. Mmmmmmm....
Hugs
Yvette

Fiona said...

I'm a huge fan of spinach salad and that dressing looks delicious!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - We had the same salad again tonight. I think you'll like the dressing.

Jane - You must still have some greens in your greenhouse you could use, no?

Rain - No wonder you're doing such a good job at losing weight! Juicing too. You're so good!

Jane2 - Sounds like a wilted lettuce salad! Mmmm, good.

Erin - Doesn't it give you so much satisfaction (not to mention good taste and nutrition) to go out to the garden and pick a big salad? Love it, love it, love it!

Yvette - In the summer we eat a big salad almost every single day and it tastes so good. Not so much in the winter.

Fiona - Especially spinach right out of the garden! Can't be beat.