Soups & Salads

Valentine's Salad


Posted: February 1

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

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Valentine's Salad is a sweep-them-off-their-feet romantic version of the humble salad, as befits the name. Dressed in a luxurious and bright sauce with just a touch of heat, Valentine's Salad is as sunny as a day with your partner, with orange slices and creamy avocado. It even comes with little heart-shaped strawberry slices! This is a salad created to enchant you and your significant other just like you enchant each other!


Ingredients

For the strawberry poppy seed dressing:
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup canola oil
For the salad:
6 cups fresh greens
1 medium navel orange, peeled, halved, and sliced
1 medium cara cara orange, peeled, halved, and sliced
1 medium blood orange, peeled, halved, and sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
6 medium strawberries, thinly sliced
1 small avocado, peeled, halved, and sliced
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

Step 1

Place 1 cup strawberries in a blender with lime juice, honey, sriracha, sea salt, black pepper, and poppy seeds.

Step 2

Process on high until very smooth, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized bowl.

Step 4

In a slow, steady stream while whisking vigorously, add the canola oil.

Step 5

Taste for seasoning and set aside.

Step 6

Place the greens on a large platter or in a salad bowl.

Step 7

Top with the navel orange, cara cara orange, blood orange, red onion, strawberries, and avocado.

Step 8

Sprinkle on the goat cheese and drizzle with the strawberry poppy seed dressing.

Step 9

Serve.


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