Thursday, February 16, 2012

{spinach salad with valencia oranges, and citrus ginger soy dressing}

{spinach salad with valencia oranges, and citrus ginger soy dressing}
my recipe

3-4 valencia oranges
toasted slivered almonds {to taste}

{citrus ginger soy dressing}
1/3 cup oil {i had olive oil on hand}
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 1/2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp orange zest {use a microplaner if you have one}
1 tsp ginger, grated with a mircroplaner or finely minced
1/4 tsp garlic, pressed or finely minced
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons honey

{to make the dressing}
whisk ingredients together in a small bowl, blend in blender, or {my personal favorite}, shake in a mason jar. taste dressing and adjust if necessary. set aside for at least 30 minutes to let flavors blend.
this will make enough dressing for multiple servings.

3-4 valencia oranges
toasted slivered almonds {to taste}

{for the salad}
segment oranges {here is a good link, if you haven't done this}. i added about 6 segments to my single serving salad.

add desired amount of spinach to a large bowl, with enough dressing to coat the spinach leaves and mix with your hands {they should glisten}

for a single serving, you can plate the salad and then top with orange segments and toasted almonds. if serving for larger party, mix the spinach and dressing in a serving bowl and top with orange segments and almonds.

avacado is yummy in this salad. also, grilled chicken or salmon served over this salad would be wonderful. i would have added toasted sesame seeds, but i didn't have any on hand.
*this is my recipe... please link back to me if you post this again. let me know if you make it... and how you like it.

alison rae

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