Thursday, July 18, 2013

Orange and Arugula Salad with Red Onion and Gorgonzola

This time of year everyone is looking for that perfect light salad to go with anything from ribs on the grill to a standing rib roast on a Sunday evening.  I am always looking for new salads (especially salad dressings) since I cannot stand the store bought dressings for the most part and have an aversion to using salad kits in a bag.

I once heard that someone opened a bag of "pre-washed" lettuce to make their salad and out jumped a frog as it had been in the since it was a tadpole.

Of course this is probably about as true as the stories of the hook man in Edwin Warner park but I have never recovered.....from either story!

In an attempt to keep the ease of a salad alive but with the flavor of something that has been in the works all day long I have been experimenting!

This is one of my newest finds and I loved it!  Happy eating and by the way, you probs shouldn't go into the park after dark....just sayin'!

Orange and Arugula Salad with Red Onion and Gorgonzola
As adapted from

1 small orange, peeled, and sectioned
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp honey
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
2 cups baby greens such as arugula and spinach
3 tbsp crumbled gorgonzola cheese (blue cheese works great too)
2 - 3 slices red onion (to taste)

Take 2 sections of the orange and squeeze into a small bowl, whisk in the balsamic, oil, honey, salt and pepper. Cut the remaining orange sections into bite sized pieces.Place the baby greens on a plate, then top with cut orange pieces, sliced red onion and Gorgonzola cheese.

Drizzle the vinaigrette over the top and enjoy!!
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