we love salads year round. in the summertime, fresh fruit takes center stage on our salads. in the colder months, we incorporate fresh winter citrus into our salads.
i spotted some lovely looking california cara cara navel oranges at the grocery store the other day, and i just knew that they were destined for a salad . . . fresh romaine lettuce, california cara cara navel oranges, dried cranberries, and walnuts. yum!
this salad is like a reset button after a weekend of eating things that maybe were not the best things for your waist line. (i'm talking about you, lasagna.)
just think of all the good that the vitamin c in the orange is doing for your body. the dried cranberries provide just a little bit of sweetness, and the walnuts balance everything out with a deep nutty flavor.
we're just trowing ingredients together on a plate here, so this can hardly be called a recipe. i couldn't get any easier.
we topped our salad with blood orange olive oil and raspberry balsamic vinegar. you could, of course, top this salad with any dressing, but this is a great combination.
we love to package our salads up in to-go containers and take them to work for our lunches. so simple and so refreshing!
winter salad with oranges, dried cranberries, and walnuts
prep time: 5 minutes
yields: 2 servings
1 head romaine lettuce
1 cara cara navel orange
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup shelled walnuts
chop the lettuce into bite-size pieces. rinse and dry the lettuce in a salad spinner to remove all excess water. peel the rind off the orange, and slice the orange into small pieces. in a large bowl, toss the lettuce, orange pieces, dried cranberries, and shelled walnuts. plate the salad and top with your favorite salad dressing.
That salad looks so refreshing and healthy. I think of Spring when I see salads like that.
This salad looks delicious! I will have to give this a try.
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