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homemade berry and orange spring salad with candied almonds and quick easy orange raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20

Description

Check out this easy spring citrus mixed greens salad recipe! Packed full of delicious blueberries, blood oranges, quick glazed almonds, and a tasty homemade sweet blood orange vinaigrette, it makes the perfect light lunch or dinner on those hot summer days. It’s simple to put together for weekend get-togethers for a crowd, parties, or barbecues as well! A great meal idea with fruits and greens! Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free.


Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1/2 lb Mixed Spring Greens
  • 2 Pint Blueberries
  • 34 Blood Oranges, peeled and pith removed, sliced into thirds
  • ¼ of a Small red onion, sliced thin on a mandolin

Quick Glazed Almonds

  • 1 Cup almonds
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of salt

Dressing

  • 1 Blood orange, pith removed
  • ½ C raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ C Olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • Pinch of sea salt (a scant ⅛ tsp)

Instructions

For the Quick Glazed Almonds

  1. Dissolve sugar, vinegar, salt into water over medium heat.
  2. Add almonds, stirring regularly until mixture coats and thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat
  4. Continue stirring as they become sticky and glazed. Cool on plate.

For the Dressing

  1. Blend ingredients with immersion blender.
  2. Yields about 1 ¼ C (300 mL)

For the Salad

  1. Assemble ingredients in bowl.
  2. Top with Quick Glazed Almonds.
  3. Dress with Blood Orange Vinaigrette.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have blood oranges, choose another sweet orange or tangerine variety!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4