Summer Citrus Salad

It’s July. It’s hot. It’s humid. Looking for a refreshing entree salad that is light, healthy and cools you down from the inside out? This is it. Fresh blueberries and oranges’ sweet flavors contrast tangy goat cheese, salty bacon and hearty walnuts.

And the dressing? Mmmm… fresh orange juice (not store-bought) blended with herbs and garlic, go with me here,  adds the perfect amount of zesty, juicy, savory goodness drizzled over this beautiful meal rich in colors, tastes and textures.

I’m super excited about this salad and hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Stay cool out there!

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Summer Citrus Salad

Salad

5oz                        Baby kale mix

1 bunch                  Green onions (a.k.a. scallions); chopped

4oz                         Fresh mushrooms; quartered

4oz                         Walnuts; chopped or halved

2                             Avocados; diced

1c                           Bacon; cooked & crumbled

2                             Fresh oranges; peeled & sliced or quartered

4oz                         Crumbled goat cheese

1c                           Fresh blueberries

 

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Fresh Citrus Dressing

Fresh Citrus Dressing

1/3c                       Plain rice vinegar

1/3c                       Canola or vegetable oil

1/4c                       Granular sugar

1/2c                       Fresh-squeezed orange juice

2 cloves                 Garlic; minced

1t                           Herbs de Provence

1/2t                        Salt

 

 

Directions:

Dressing – Add all dressing ingredients into a bottle or bowl with tight-fitting lid. Shake well to blend. Or, add ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until thoroughly combined.

Salad – Layer salad in order of ingredient list beginning with kale and ending with blueberries on top. Drizzle dressing over salad upon serving.

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