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MIXED GREENS with ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

Course Salad

Ingredients
  

  • SALAD GREENS (red tip or romaine or spinach..your choice)
  • 4 GREEN ONIONS, sliced
  • 2 TANGERINES
  • PARMESAN, grated
  • BREAD CRUMB CROUTONS*

ORANGE VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL
  • 1/4 CUP ORANGE JUICE
  • 2 TBSP RED WINE VINEGAR
  • 1 TBSP SUGAR
  • 1 TBSP LEMON JUICE
  • 1 TSP DIJON MUSTARD
  • ZEST OF 1 TANGERINE
  • 1/2 TSP SALT

Instructions
 

  • In a screwtop jar, combine all vinaigrette ingredients and shake. Of course, you could just do it in a bowl with a whisk. But you will have leftovers and the jar is perfect for storage.
  • Chop greens coarsely. Put a few tablespoons of dressing in large salad bowl. Add greens of choice with green onions and tangerine sections. Toss gently, adding more dressing if necessary. Don't overdress!

Notes

  • Bottled orange juice is fine for the vinaigrette but the zest of tangerine is game changing.
  • Always start with some vinaigrette/dressing in bottom of bowl. It typically doesn't take more than a few tablespoons.  If after gently tossing the greens, more can be added.  DON'T overdress!
  • The jug of Costco (Kirkland) grated Parmesan is a staple in my refrigerator
  • Bread Crumb Croutons are a pantry staple. Recipe here http://maryjames.net/kale-arugula-salad-feta-bread-crumb-croutons-lemon-shallot-vinaigrette/
  • Don't want to make croutons? Substitute the 'old school' canned potato sticks.