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Mixed Green Salad With Orange Dressing

This yummy mixed green salad with orange dressing is a perfect side dish to make for a dinner party or brunch that won’t break the bank. To save money, use a snack pack of honey-roasted nuts you find in the check-out aisle to add a nice crunch. The oranges work double duty--the segments go in the salad and the juice is used in the dressing.

Tasty Team

10 minutes

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10 minutes

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • 2 oranges

Orange Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ cup olive oil (180 mL)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Salad

  • 1 package mixed greens
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ⅓ cup red onion (50 g), thinly sliced
  • ½ cup candied nuts (65 g), chopped

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 332
    Fat 30g
    Carbs 16g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 9g
    Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. Segment the oranges: Cut off the tops and bottoms of the oranges so they sit flat on a cutting board. Use a knife to remove the rind of the orange, cutting carefully to remove as little flesh as possible. Use a paring knife to cut between the membranes to remove the orange segments. Transfer to a small bowl. Squeeze the juice from the scraps into a separate bowl.
  2. Make the dressing: Strain the orange juice into a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup to remove any pulp and seeds. You should have about ¼ cup. Add the lemon juice and sugar. Microwave for 60 seconds, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Let cool, then whisk in the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
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  5. Assemble the salad: Add the mixed greens to a large bowl. Add the avocado, segmented oranges, red onion, and honey-roasted nuts.
  6. Just before serving, pour some of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Add more dressing to taste.
  7. Enjoy!
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