Snappy Salads – Baby Spinach, Red Onion, Orange and Feta Salad with a Sweet Citrus Dressing.
This is a quick post for a snappy salad that I packed for lunch this morning. This week is fridge clean out week after days of entertaining and multiple grocery visits. Let me also add that it’s also a “clean eating” week for much the same reasons:). That is quite a challenge when you have pints of ice cream, chocolates and wine as party leftovers in the fridge but I did want to try.
This week’s resolve was to pack my lunch as often as I could and this salad was the easiest I could mix up with the clean-er items in my fridge and pantry. Some farmer’s market marmalade, rice vinegar and olive oil and I had a sweet citrus dressing. Truly snappy.
3 cups of baby spinach
1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
2 small mandarin oranges
1/2 cup pecans chopped
2 tbsp feta crumbled
1 small red onion sliced
1 tbsp orange marmalade
1 tsp rice vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
1 tbsp olive oil
You may also add some orange juice if you don’t have marmalade handy. As I said I was cleaning out my fridge:)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Mix all the above with a fork or small beater. Makes enough for 1/4 cup, enough for one salad.
Mix all the ingredients for the salad. If you’re packing it for lunch, keep the onions and the feta in separate containers and only mix them before you are ready to eat. Add the dressing, toss and enjoy!