.... with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Lots of us are trying to get back to some healthy eating after the festive season... here's a great salad I found in a little magazine called Flavours. I don't often use the sprouts...and not always the poppy seeds either...but, the rest is a pretty tasty salad. The vinaigrette is easy to make... again, don't feel you have to use all ingredients. Remember, a recipe is just a guideline.... add and subtract as you like. .. (or, sometimes...as the ingredients you prefer or have on hand dictate)
Citrus Sprout Salad
6 cups baby Romaine leaves
1 each, navel orange, blood orange, mandarin orange, tangerine
1/2 cup juice from the fruit
1 ruby grapefruit
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup toasted almonds coarsely chopped
1 cup bean sprouts
Peel, pith and section fruit. Arrange on bed of baby romaine and red onion. Sprinkle with almonds. Top with sprouts.
Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup citrus juice
1 tbsp. raspberry vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. cayenne
2 tsp. poppy seeds
fresh ground black pepper
Whisk salt with citrus juice and vinegar. Slowly add olive oil. Stir in honey, cayenne and poppy seeds.
Just before serving, pour dressing on salad and toss lightly. Add a grind of pepper to finish...
I like a chunk of toasted Peasant Bread with mine.......