Organic Greens with Quinoa and Citrus

Organic Greens Salad with Quinoa and Citrus

  • What's in it?

Salad - Organic romaine (or greens of your choice), orange, green apple, pomegranate, dried cranberries, quinoa, avocado

Dressing - red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, maple syrup, olive oil, orange juice

  • Where did I find it?

Minimalist Baker, Kale Citrus Salad
  • Why do I like it?

It is a beautiful, colorful salad full of wonderful ingredients.  It is versatile, you can opt for any type of greens, swap grapefruit for oranges, probably use blood oranges.  You can top with any grain you like, nuts or seeds.  The dressing is terrific and works well on any type of green salad.

  • What did I change from the original recipe?

I swapped the kale for romaine because I wanted a sweeter tasting lettuce.  I think it would be good with butter lettuce or fresh spinach leaves or a combination of greens.

I had limited time to make this so I did not make the pickled onions.  I think they would taste great, but the salad works well without them.  

I chopped the cranberries to make them easier to eat.  I blended the dressing in the food processor to get a smoother emulsion.  I added orange juice to the dressing as is suggested as an option.  Lastly, I added avocado on top.