This is a simple, sweet, and delicious salad made with oranges and mixed greens with bold citrus flavors drizzled with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette . The orange from both salad and dressing makes it divine. This is vegan too. This is one of the best way to eat fresh veggies from farmers market or from your local stand.
Mixed greens provide excellent vitamins and antioxidants and this is a very healthy salad. The cucumbers and toasted nuts give the crunch with lovely bites of sweet grape tomatoes. This salad is perfect for summer or for any day.
The orange balsamic vinaigrette enhances the flavor of the salad and us very simple to make. The dressing can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days and is great for make-ahead options.
Mixed greens will always be there in my bag after farmers market trip along with different kind of peppers, tomatoes, and squash along with season’s fruits. We love the oranges from farmers market and would always get a bag. Sometimes at the closing time, they give for a couple of dollars less too! Those oranges are SWEET! Thus is my second post for #farmersmarketweek in our festive foodies group and I have shared Asparagus and Coconut Stir-Fry, another frequently made food in our home.
Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more.
Here’s more Tuesday's Farmer’s Market Week Recipes
Starter and Smoothie Recipes
Side Dishes Recipes
Main Dish Recipes
If you love salad, this orange and greens salad is a great choice. Quick veggie salad is another one that can be fixed in a jiffy to add more fresh veggies in your meal. For a colored salad try this Beetroot Salata from Sudan which wont disappoint you. Dal Sprouts Salad is a protein rich salad option. Jowar salad / Sorghum Salad and Whole Wheat Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad have grains in them and they are great for all in one meal. Check these interesting and flavorful salads from the blog.
For the salad
Mixed greens - 5 cups
Navel orange - 1, peeled and chopped
Cucumber - 1 cup, half moon slices
Grape tomatoes - 1 cup
Black olives - 1 cup, canned
Red onions - 1/2 cup, sliced thin
Walnuts - 1/3 cup, toasted
For the vinaigrette
for the above mentioned salad quantity, half the quantity of this vinaigrette is required or drizzle as per preference.
Orange juice -1/4 cup
Balsamic vinegar - 3 tbsp
Olive oil - 1/3 cup
Salt 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Bruschetta seasoning- 1/2 tsp
Maple syrup - 1 tsp
Add the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a bowl and whisk well.
In a big bowl, add the salad ingredients.
Drizzle the orange vinaigrette.