Blood Orange Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

I love a blood orange. They taste like an orange, but with a hint of raspberry. They work beautifully in a salad, not to mention as a snack.

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A blood orange is a citrus that contains anthocyanin, the same compound that gives blueberries and tomatoes their color. Heat causes a chemical reaction the changes the colors. That’s why blueberries turn almost purple when they are cooked.

So now that you know what a blood orange is, are you ready for a great salad? Oh, and by the way, they are in season right now!

Here’s How to Make a Blood Orange Salad:

Tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces. Cut the blood orange segments in half. Add the red pepper, edamame, and parmesan. Toss to mix it evenly.

Now, make the dressing.

Add all the dressing ingredients except the oil into a blender. Blend on low.

Slowly add the oil and process until it starts to thicken.

Put some vinaigrette on the lettuce (the amount you like), top with a little more parmesan and serve! Easy and delicious.

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Blood Orange Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Super easy, colorful and delicious.

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell pepper, blood orange, edamame, lettuce, parmesan, thyme
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 6 cups green leaf lettuce
  • 20 blood oranges, peeled and segments separated
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 4 Tablespoons, plus some for garnish parmesan cheese (not the canned)
Dressing
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. Tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces. Cut the orange segments in half. Add the red pepper, edamame, and parmesan. Toss to mix it evenly.

  2. Now, make the dressing.

  3. Add all the dressing ingredients except the oil into a blender. Blend on low.

  4. Slowly add the oil and process until it starts to thicken.

  5. Put some dressing on the lettuce (the amount you like), top with a little more parmesan and serve! Easy and delicious. 

Recipe Notes

 

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