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Arugula Salad with Oranges and Walnuts

Total Time: 10 mins.
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 0 mins.
Serves: serves 4

Ingredients

8-10 cups arugula, about ½ pound
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1 orange, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
1/3 cup walnut halves

Dressing:            

¼ cup Spectrum® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Spectrum® Organic Balsamic Vinegar
3 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed would be nice
1 large clove garlic, chopped
pinch of cayenne, ground red pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Star Product

Organic Balsamic Vinegar

Directions

  1. Pick off only the thick stems from the arugula, leaving the tender, thin stems. Fill the sink with plenty of cold water, and then add the arugula, swishing the leaves around in the water, to loosen any grit. Lift the arugula out of the sink and into a colander set in a bowl. Repeat until no sand is left behind in the sink. 
  2. Make the dressing. Measure the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and orange juice into a blender cup. Add the garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper. Cover and blend on high speed for 5-7 seconds until the dressing is creamy looking. Taste for seasonings. 
  3. Place the arugula into a salad bowl. Scatter the orange zest, orange pieces, and walnuts over the top. Pour the dressing evenly over the salad, using a rubber spatula to scrape the blender cup. Toss the salad using two wooden spoons to coat the salad with dressing. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 portions