Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Citrus Sprout Salad ....

.... 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.......

5 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

That recipe sounds incredibly tasty. I know a lot of folks steer away from salads during winter, but really, it is so nice to have fresh foods like that even during the cold times...

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I bet this smells yum too. All orangey.

Mummy carnt eet citrus stuff.
Sheez allergik to sum ov them an the uthers mayke her asthma go coff.

I think she just wants cayke.

:@}

Gina said...

Looks very yummy! I haven't seen any raspberry vinegar down here..do you make your own? pea sprouts would also be nice I think. :D

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Yummy Salad! I'm sorry your potatoes are so expensive :( We get 10 lb bags for less than $3!!! When on sale! Normally $5.

:) Erin

Martha (MM) said...

What a perfect summer salad! Thanks for linking up to the Salad Round Up! :-)