Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Recipe: Cranberry and Orange Winter Salad
This salad is a great winter salad. It uses fresh ingredients and has an deep orange kick, from the orange reduction in the dressing.
It is a refreshing taste and a bit unusual.
The dressing should be made in advance as the orange juice has to reduce and then cool.
1 cup orange juice
2 T minced shallots
2 T white balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
For the salad:
6 cups (more or less) salad greens
1 - 2 peeled oranges, segmented and sliced into chunks
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Make the dressing in advance.
Reduce 1 cup of orange juice in a small saucepan to about 1/3 cup.
Remove hot reduction from the pot and place in a small glass bowl. Add chopped shallots to warm orange reduction and cool. Set aside.
Just before serving, mix in vinegar and oil.
Combine the salad greens, cranberries and almonds in a large salad bowl. Toss ingredients.
Drizzle dressing on top and toss. Season with salt and pepper.