Sunday, March 23, 2008

Orange and Arugula Salad

I have been following Jamie Oliver's advice on Salads 3.0, and I've ditched romaine for some more interesting greens. My favourite is this refreshing orange and baby arugula combination, another 5-ingredients-only recipe (not counting oil, salt and pepper, of course). You can also use any combination of spinach, Belgian endive and arugula, if you want. I used all three when I made this for our Easter dinner yesterday.

Orange and Arugula Salad
one large orange, sliced into rounds and each round quartered
a couple generous handfuls of arugula, spinach or endive
3 parts olive oil
1 part balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp red pepper jelly
salt and pepper

Put the arugula into a big bowl. In a separate container, whisk the last five ingredients together to make the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Arrange the orange segments on top and serve immediately.


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