Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Orange Salad with Sweet Lime Dressing

This is an easy salad that anyone can whip up in just minutes. The oranges give it a bit of sweetness while the lime dressing offers a bit of tartness. The addition of pumpkin seeds add a wonderful crunch that pulls this salad together.

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 oz organic mixed greens
2 organic oranges, peeled and segmented
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas), lightly toast if preferred
2 medium carrots

Combine lime juice, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil until dressing emulsifies. Set aside. Make long strips out of the carrots using a vegetable peeler. Set aside. Next place salad mix in two separate individual bowls. Top each bowl with equal amounts of orange segments and carrot strips. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top. Serve immediately with lime dressing.

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