Orange Salad with Citrus-Balsamic Dressing

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blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges are the focus of this delicious salad - served with an orange balsamic dressing

So I just recently discovered blood oranges. They had been on my list of “must-try” for ages but I just never got around to it. They look really weird and they stain like crazy. I would know. But they are delish and full of flavor. Sweet with a slight undertone of tartness, these red oranges are perfect for eating alone, for fresh squeezed orange juice and in today’s case, salad. I combined them with another orange favorite, Cara Cara Oranges (a sweeter navel orange). A perfect salad for this time of year and one that makes me really excited for summer!

blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges are the focus of this delicious salad - served with an orange balsamic dressing blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges are the focus of this delicious salad - served with an orange balsamic dressing

BLOOD AND CARA CARA ORANGE SALAD WITH CITRUS-BALSAMIC DRESSING
 
INGREDIENTS
SALAD
2 Cara Cara oranges, separated into slices
2 blood oranges, separated into slices
3 c spring mix lettuce
2 T feta, crumbled
3 tsp pistachios, roasted/salted
1/2 c red grapes
 
DRESSING
Yield: ~3/4 c 
 
1/4 c fresh squeezed orange juice (juice from cara/blood oranges)
1/4 c olive oil
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
dash salt & pepper
3/4 tsp dijon mustard
 
DIRECTIONS
In a serving platter, place lettuce and oranges. Top with feta, pistachios and grapes. 
 
In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, olive oil, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and dijon mustard. Serve alongside salad. 

blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges are the focus of this delicious salad - served with an orange balsamic dressing

Thank you to Melissa’s for providing the oranges. And a big thank you to you for supporting all of FashionEdible’s collaborations! 

Grace

A travel photographer and writer with an insatiable desire to explore the world and inspire others to see it for themselves.