Easy Green Salad Recipe With Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Who says salads are just for the Summer? This Easy Green Salad Recipe has blood oranges, pomegranate seeds, avocados, candied pecans, goat cheese, and crispy wonton strips. It’s refreshing and delicious, and the vinaigrette will blow you away.

I’ve said this before, but I’m a big fan of salads. I think they’re boring and unsatisfying. So, when I whip up a salad I make sure it’s dynamic and encompasses many different flavors and textures. Your tastebuds will never be bored with this one!

If I’m having this salad as a main dish for lunch or dinner, I’ll add grilled chicken or shredded chicken for added flavor and protein. Grilled or blackened shrimp also taste fantastic on this salad.

Blood orange vinaigrette

As I mentioned above, this vinaigrette will knock your socks off. I’ve been swooning over some flavored olive oils sold by City2Shore Gourmet I discovered a few years ago. Lately, the blood orange flavor has been my favorite. It completely transforms this vinaigrette. If you’re wondering the Blood Orange Olive Oil can be substituted for something else…nope…there is nothing else like it! I swear. You will never find olive oil products like these, and certainly not for this price! Enter JZEATS at checkout for 40% off.

I’ve been making this Blood Orange Salad almost weekly for the past month, it’s that good. I brought it to three holiday parties already and it was a huge hit. Salad recipes with fruit, like this one, are great because the fruit adds so much flavor without being labor intensive.

Recipe notes

  • You can interchange the fruit in this salad depending on what’s in season.
  • Play around with different olive oil flavors in the vinaigrette for more unique tastes, like lemon and basil.
  • When butternut squash in season, I love to roast it and add to it this salad.
  • For protein, try adding grilled chicken or shrimp.

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Who says salads are just for the Summer? This Winter salad has blood oranges, pomegranate seeds, avocados, candied pecans, goat cheese, and crispy wonton strips. It's refreshing and delicious, and the dressing will blow you away.

I recently discovered Organic Girl Super Spinach, which is like baby spinach on steroids. It’s a mix of baby spinach, baby bok choy, and sweet baby kale. It’s full of nutrients and one of the most crisp and tasty lettuce blends I’ve used. If your grocery store doesn’t carry this blend, baby spinach or another one of your favorite lettuce blends will work just fine.

Salad with roasted squash and blood orange in a white bowl
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Easy Green Salad Recipe With Blood Orange Vinaigrette

This easy green salad is perfect for any time of year. Add your favorite roasted vegetables during the Winter months and your favorite seasonal fruits during the Summer months!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Organic Girl Super Spinach
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 blood orange, cubed
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup wonton strips
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute (or your favorite all purpose seasoning)
  • 1/2 tbsp Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, blood oranges, pomegranate seeds, avocado, honey roasted pecans, wonton strips, and goat cheese.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine dijon mustard, both olive oils, lemon juice, and seasoning. Drizzle over salad and toss.

Notes

Add your favorite protein like chicken or shrimp!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Green Salad Recipe With Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 481mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 71.3%
Vitamin C 23.3%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 11.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: JZ Eats

Eating is my hobby, cooking is my passion. Sharing easy to follow recipes from my kitchen.

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