winter salad with clementine vinaigrette

i've mentioned before that i'm always on the lookout for new salads to try. i jumped on this one since a box of clementines always finds its way into my shopping cart and each week we always end up throwing a few away. i always have good intentions of eating them all. but just as soon as the weekend is over and monday comes, before i can blink it's already thursday. i breeze through the rest of the week and weekend and soon enough, i'm staring down the last three or four clementines that just didn't make it. while this salad isn't my favorite, it's still light and refreshing and a great way to use up those stragglers.

winter salad with clementine vinaigrette
adapted from rachel cooks
15 minutes, serves 4

for the dressing
1/4 cup clementine juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

for the salad
1 head red or green leaf lettuce or 2 hearts of romaine, torn
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup slivered almonds
4 clementines, peeled and segments cut in half
  1. combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. alternatively, place them all in a jar and shake to combine. season with salt and pepper and whisk/shake to combine.
  2. divide the lettuce, chicken, cranberries, almonds, and clementines among four salad bowls. top with dressing and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I love fruity salads! When I eat salad I like using a little poppy seed dressing, and a little dash of orange juice :)


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