Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Citrus Summer Salad

    I'm a creature of habit (to say the least), but yesterday I ventured out of my basic lunch, a balsamic vinegar salad, and decided to attempt making a new dressing.  To my surprise, it turned out great... So, I thought I would share it with you!  : )

   Jason and I have been packing for a big move (which I'll expand on in another blog soon!), but  because of the move and to save a little money... we haven't wanted to buy any extra groceries that we can't take in a cardboard box or finish in two weeks. :) This dressing was honestly just an experiment with ingredients that I had on hand.  It's super simple... Hope you enjoy it!

Citrus Summer Dressing

-6 tablespoons of orange juice

-1 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar

-1 tablespoon of Apricot Jam 
(I'm sure a peach or whatever you have on hand would taste great too)

-1 pinch of Kosher salt 

-1 pinch of fresh ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and toss over a bed of fresh spinach with fresh strawberries,  dried cranberries, sliced red onion, cashews and feta cheese.  I ate mine with a Morning Star Veggie patty, but it's also great plain, and I'm sure it would be yummy with grilled chicken.  :)

*This recipe makes about 1/2 a cup of dressing*