We all know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables and with this salad you get both! An easy poppy seed dressing makes this an easy “go-to” dinner salad.
This would be a great dish to take to a ladies style luncheon, or to serve for dinner with a sandwich as I did. Great for a hot summer day.
2 fresh oranges, peeled or 1 large can Mandarin oranges, drained. (I used canned and it was so much easier.)
1/2 small red onion
1 large head of Boston lettuce – or Romaine
Wash lettuce and cut up in bite-sized pieces. Allow to dry. Drain oranges. Peel and cut red onion in half. Cut the half in half moon shapes.
Dressing Ingredients: *Double the recipe for dressing if using the dressing on the side…) This recipe is for coating the salad prior to serving with none additional.)
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. minced onion flakes
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. poppy seeds
Take canola oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar, minced onion flakes, and mustard and pulse in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add the poppy seeds and pulse a few times to mix.
This salad can be served on a plate and dressed individually with the dressing or you can serve it in a bowl and dress it for your guests by tossing it before serving. (*Note: I served mine on individual plates and dressed it myself so I needed to double the recipe for the dressing.)