Saturday, January 30, 2016

Orange Marmalade Salad Dressing #Recipe @Peg Cochran

Like many people, you have probably vowed to eat more leafy greens in the new year.  They're so good for you, right?  And salads are a great way of getting your daily dose.  But sometimes you get tired of the same old, same old.  This dressing is a delicious twist on the usual vinegar and oil.  Frankly, I'm a bit of a salad dressing snob having grown up with homemade vinaigrette, so I'm not a huge fan of bottled dressing.  Things can get a little dull after while, but this dressing really perks things up.

I like to add dried cherries or cranberries to the salad along with mandarin oranges or clementine sections, both of which pair nicely with this dressing.  If you don't have a nut allergy, a handful of chopped pecans would also taste good. 

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 TBLS orange marmalade
2 TBLS balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
pepper to taste

Shake in a closed jar or whisk in a bowl until blended. Any leftover dressing can be saved for another day. 

Gather your ingredients

Measure your ingredients and put in a bowl or jar

Whisk ingredients until emulsified and well combined

I added sliced onions (red onions are especially good), dried cherries and clementines.

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  1. that's a really nice looking winter salad Peg--thanks!

  2. Oh yum, Peg! This sounds lovely and your salads are beautiful.



  3. I love orange marmalade, so I am definitely going to try this one.

  4. That looks so good! Thanks! I pinned it.

  5. Beautiful salad -- and I so agree that it's nice to mix up (pun intended) the variety a bit. This dressing could be made with a variety of jams and marmalades -- continuing our "Clean Sweep" theme!

  6. A lovely change of pace.
    And for those who'd like to add onion to their salad but feel it's too assertive, give it a quick blanching in hot water. That taste the edge off.

  7. Orange with balsamic! Interesting combination. I bet it's good!

  8. Making this tomorrow. I have all the ingredients except rice wine vinegar, will sub another kind of mild one. Yummy!