Mixed Greens & Oranges with Balsamic Vinaigrette

November/December 1993

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Orange zest and juice are whisked with balsamic vinegar to dress this salad of arugula, oranges, romaine and red onion.

Mixed Greens & Oranges with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes: 8 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 small navel oranges
  • 2 bunches arugula, or watercress, stemmed, washed and dried (about 4 cups)
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn (about 4 cups)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk together orange zest and juice, balsamic vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in the oil until well blended.
  2. Remove the rind and white pith from the oranges with a very sharp knife and discard. Slice oranges thinly, or remove the individual segments by slicing between the membranes. Halve the orange slices if they are large. Toss the arugula and romaine together in a shallow salad bowl. Separate the onion slices into rings. Scatter the onions and oranges over the greens. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the vinaigrette (Step 1) for up to 2 days.


Per serving: 68 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 161 mg sodium; 230 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (41% daily value), Vitamin C (74% dv), Folate (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat

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