This Blood Orange Winter Salad Recipe Serves Happiness on a Plate
Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler
We’re writing this while waiting for the days to get longer, sunnier and just all around more summer-vibey. But Mother Nature won’t be rushed, so we have to temper our impatience with the bounty of winter – and nothing exemplifies that more than blood oranges.
Bright, sweet and oh-so-craveable, blood oranges make everything they touch just a little brighter, which makes them the perfect driving force behind a big and bountiful winter salad. That's why we decided this recipe needed two: one to juice for a refreshingly delicious homemade vinaigrette dressing and the other for some extra slices on top.
But hold on! We didn’t stop there! We paired those blood oranges with a roasted golden beet, hearty greens and crispy air-fried chickpeas loaded with lemony sumac flavor! (If that sounds like a mouthful, wait ‘til you take a bite 😜)
So, the next time you look out the window and grumble slightly at the cold weather, have no fear. A blood orange salad is here.
Now round up your ingredients, grab that F.N. Sharp chef’s knife, utility knife or Santoku knife, get that cutting board and apron ready, and let’s brighten up our plates 😎
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Blood Orange Winter Salad With Air Fried Chickpeas and Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing
Yield: 2 salads
Need some tips for cutting up those fruits & veggies? Check out these guides:
🔪 The A-Z Guide to Cutting Fruits
🔪 The A-Z Guide to Cutting Vegetables
Note: This recipe serves well as a vegetarian meal, but if you need to add a little meat to your plate, then check out this recipe for petite sirloin steak with compound herb butter.
About the Author
Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who cooks big food in a small kitchen in northern Vermont. Her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin.
Launie is also the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon.
You can follow Launie's adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at TeenyTinyKitchen.com.