Can you identify the three types of oranges used in this salad?
I love citrus season and the variety of oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits and pomelos available in the produce aisle. If you’re not sure about the difference between a tangelo, Moro or Cara Cara style orange, check out this article on 5 Citrus Varieties.
We’ve been eating citrus morning noon and night at our house! Here’s one of our favorite salad recipes. Add interest, color and a little bit of fun to your salad by using different orange varieties. Which one do you like best?
Blood Orange Salad
- 6 to 8 cups Salad greens
- 1 blood orange
- 1 tangerine or Cara Cara orange
- 1 navel orange
- ½ cup Orange Honey Glazed Pecans
- ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese or Feta
- 1/3 cup Canola Oil
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Orange Juice Concentrate
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 Tbsp Honey
- 1 green onion finely chopped
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Wash and dry salad greens. Dark leafy greens are particularly good for this salad.
- Peel oranges with a knife to remove all the pith. To do so, cut a slice off the top and bottom of the whole orange. Place on cutting board and run a sharp knife between the peel and the flesh of the orange from the top to the bottom all around the orange.
- Make vinaigrette by pouring all ingredients in a screw top jar and shaking vigorously.
- Toss salad greens with vinaigrette (you may not need all the vinaigrette).
- Add orange pieces to salad.
- Top with pecans and goat cheese.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
I hope you love this blood orange salad as much as we do. Of course if you have difficulty finding different orange varieties, no problem! Use whatever citrus you can find. You can even use canned mandarin oranges.
Let me know how it turns out for you.
Getty Stewart is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and helpful kitchen ideas to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. She is a Professional Home Economist, author of Manitoba’s best-selling Prairie Fruit Cookbook, Founder of Fruit Share, mom and veggie gardener.