Monday, April 12, 2010

Don't you just love a good salad?

I love salads! Sometimes I actually crave them. As soon as the weather gets warm, my thoughts turn to a cool, refreshing salad. There are very few foods that can't be made into a salad. Some salads can be intricate and others are extremely simple. Just be sure the ingredients you use are as fresh as possible. I love the combination of goodies in this particular salad: the bright colors, textures and flavors are awesome together.

Endive, Arugula and Orange Salad
2 medium-size seedless oranges
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons walnut oil or olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
4 medium-size heads Belgian endive, separated into leaves
1 large bunch arugula, ends trimmed
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped

Using sharp knife, cut away all peel and white pith from oranges. Cut oranges crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice in half. Set aside. Whisk juice, olive oil, vinegar, walnut oil and orange peel in medium bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Combine endive, arugula and orange slices in large bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts.

1 comment:

  1. You must be reading my mind - a good salad is hard to come by in these parts! I crave veggies and can't wait to plant some buttercrunch myself!