Blood oranges vinaigrette salad is a juicy, delicious idea, perfect as a side dish or appetizer.
Salads are one of the most loved dishes and allow you to free your imagination. Like everything that has to do with simplicity, it seems easy to make a perfect salad. In truth, it is not so. The quality of the ingredients is basic, as always, and even some small measures can be useful.
Always prefer fresh seasonal vegetables and avoid frozen or bagged vegetables. Fresh vegetables (better if organic) have an unmistakable taste and are crispy. They match with dried fruit such as almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, walnuts. Good source of Omega 3 dried fruit should be consumed daily in small quantities (two portions a day).
Extra virgin olive oil is another key seasoning. Usually, it is the key for delicious vinaigrette. Each salad has its own flavor and the vinaigrette must enhance it. In this case, both rocket and frisee (curly) salad have a very strong taste, tending to bitter. The sweet flavor of blood oranges is perfect for this fresh salad made with vegetables from my garden.
Blood oranges vinaigrette salad: Ingredients
150 g (5 oz) aragula/rocket salad
150 g (5 oz) Frisee(curly) salad, better if organic
The juice of two organic blood oranges
The juice of one organic lemon
Pinch of sea salt
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1 tbsp natural, unsalted cashew, chopped
Blood oranges vinaigrette salad: Method
- Wash and dry the vegetables and place in a salad bowl.
- In a bowl, emulsify the orange juice with lemon, salt, and oil.
- Pour the vinaigrette only when serving.
- Add the sesame seeds, cashews, mix and serve immediately.