Ojai Orange Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette

Ojai Orange Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette
A visually beautiful and delicious salad, evocative of the scents and tastes of Spring and Summer! A perfect salad served in the middle of Winter, when dreams of warmer days prevail. A perfect salad for Mother's Day or St. Valentine's Day.

Better make copies of this recipes for your guests...they will beg for it

To really add color, try using Blood (Moro) Oranges when they are available.

1 C. good quality extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C. lavender vinegar
1 Tbsp. minced chives
1 tsp. minced fresh lavender leaves
1 tsp. fresh lavender blossoms
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 head Bibb or butter lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
1 head hearts of romaine, torn into bite sized pieces
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, white part only
3 naval oranges, peeled and sliced
3 Tbsp. chopped hazelnuts


Mix all ingredients for vinaigrette together in shaker jar or bowl and blend.

Combine lettuces and scallions in serving bowl.

Dress with lavender vinaigrette.

Layer orange slices atop lettuce. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Drizzle with dressing.

Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366


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