Spring Salad with Orange Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing – Simple Recipe

by Sugar on April 1, 2010 · 6 comments

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Making your own dressing is a great simple way to have an inexpensive and healthy, fresh tasting salad. Whenever I make a salad, people tend to enjoy it so much and want to know what dressing I buy.  Most of the time, I didn’t buy it but  just whipped it up with whatever I have in my pantry at the time.  It usually tastes better than store bought because it’s fresh.

Try experimenting with fresh herbs, oils and vinegars and you will be surprised at how easy it is. This is a great salad to have on the side of a meal or, you can add some grilled meat, fish, or poultry to create a beautiful dinner or lunch.

Ingredients for dressing:

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

A splash of soy sauce

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Juice of 1 fresh orange or a 1/4  cup OJ

A sprinkle of dried oregano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For salad:

1 Salad Bag of Spring Mixed Greens, or about 3 cups (not iceberg)

Add any vegetables you like. I like to add these veggies when making this salad.

1 small tomato, diced

1 avocado, sliced

½ cucumber, cubed

½ red bell pepper, diced

Any type of onion, diced

Directions:

In a small bowl, add mustard, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice and honey if you are using it. Wisk vigorously for a few seconds, to get a creamy consistency.  Drizzle in the olive oil and keep whisking slowly to emulsify. If it seems too watery add a little more olive oil. Add greens and veggies to large salad bowl and toss well. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano, toss again and serve.

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Texas Tams says:

That sounds delish!! I think I’m going to add it to tonights menu and I may add some Arugla to the spring mix!!

Sugar says:

Yum! I love arugla. Be sure to let me know how you like the dressing. :)