Citrus Salad with Blood Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Salads
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Serves: 2 servings
A salad mix tossed with toasted almonds, slices of blood orange, dried cranberries, and tomatoes then drizzled with blood orange balsamic vinaigrette. Simple and delicious, this seasonal citrus salad with blood orange balsamic vinaigrette will become an instant favorite.
For the salad
  • 4 cups spring salad mix
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 small to medium sized tomato, sliced
  • 1 blood orange, peel removed and sliced
For the blood orange balsamic vinaigrette
  • 6 tablespoons blood orange juice (1-2 small to medium sized blood oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves, shredded (optional)
For the salad
  1. Toss together the salad mix with the dried cranberries, toasted almonds, sliced tomatoes, and blood orange slices. Set aside for now.
For the blood orange balsamic vinaigrette
  1. In a small bowl, add the blood orange juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt. Add shredded basil leaves if desired. Whisk the ingredients together until they become well combined.
  2. Drizzle the blood orange balsamic vinaigrette over the salad, and serve cold.
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