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Walnut Lettuce Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

17 Jun

How about a great summer salad recipe?  With the season’s freshest veggies and tangy orange vinaigrette, this is one refreshing side dish or meal on a hot day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges, zested
  • 2 small oranges, juiced or 1 large orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 to 12 ounces shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly slice into thin wedges
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced and quartered

Directions:

In a blender, combine the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, add the olive oil in a steady stream until combined.

To serve, place lettuce, avocado, tomato, cucumber in a large bowl. Pour the vinaigrette to coat the salad. Sprinkle walnuts and orange zest on top.

Source: The orange vinaigrette is a recipe adapted from Food Network.

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