Sweet Onion Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Sweet Onion Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Serves 6

A zesty way to take advantage of fresh oranges and spicy-sweet onions.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 large head butter lettuce, leaves torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 sweet yellow onion (1/8 finely chopped, remaining thinly sliced)
  • 3 apples, cored and diced
  • 3 large navel oranges
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 rounds pita bread, cut into wedges and toasted
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Method: 

Put lettuce, spinach, sliced onions and apples into a large salad bowl and toss together; set aside. Remove peel and pith from oranges. Working over a bowl to catch the juices, carefully cut between the membranes to remove the oranges in sections. Reserve juice in bowl and transfer orange sections to bowl with lettuce and spinach. To the bowl with the reserved orange juice add finely chopped onions, vinegar, mustard and honey and whisk together. While continuing to whisk constantly, add oil in a steady stream until blended. Add dressing to bowl with lettuce mixture and toss gently to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately, with pita bread on the side.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:280 calories (120 from fat), 14g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 19g sugar), 4g protein
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