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Yummy Salad With A Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe

This lovely and easy winter salad recipe features gorgeous colours and incredible flavours.

Bright red pomegranate arils and vibrant sections of orange whet the appetite with strong visual appeal, while creamy goat cheese and avocado balance the satisfying crunch of the red onion and pecans.

A little drizzle of the delicious homemade citrus vinaigrette pulls it all together for a truly satisfying meal.

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Delicious Salad With A Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe

A Deliciously Easy Winter Salad

A delicious, quick and easy orange and pomegranate salad recipe with a strong visual appeal, and served with a tasty orange champagne vinaigrette.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people
Calories 550 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Orange Champagne Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic smashed and peeled
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp orange zest preferably organic
  • 1 large orange preferably organic and freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 large pomegranate
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups mixed salad leaves a large bag
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 large orange sliced, peeled, and separated into bite-sized sections
  • 50 g goats cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the dressing, add the vinegar, garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, orange zest, and orange juice to a blender or food processor. Blend on high until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
    Getting the ingredients ready for this easy winter salad recipe
  • If using a blender or processor with a vented top, slowly drizzle in the olive oil while blending, or add it all at once if this isn’t possible. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and blend until thoroughly emulsified. Taste and add additional salt, if desired. Transfer to a serving container and set aside.
  • Remove the arils from the pomegranate by slicing off the top and scoring down the sides in between the aril sections with a sharp knife. Carefully pull apart along the score lines and separate the arils from the pith. Place the arils in a small bowl and set aside.
    Preparing the pomegranate for this winter salad recipe
  • Coat the avocado with the lemon juice to prevent browning and set aside.
    Getting the avocado ready for ths winter salad
  • Arrange the mixed greens on a large serving platter and top with the red onion, orange sections, avocado, and pomegranate arils. Top with the crumbled goat cheese and pecan halves. Drizzle with some of the orange champagne vinaigrette and serve immediately with the remaining dressing on the side. Enjoy!

Notes

Note:
You can swap the pecans for walnuts and feta for the goat's cheese if you prefer.

Nutrition

Sodium: 84mgCalcium: 83mgVitamin C: 78mgVitamin A: 1091IUSugar: 28gFiber: 9gPotassium: 725mgCholesterol: 6mgCalories: 550kcalSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 43gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 42gIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy Winter Salad Recipes
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