Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Orange and Greens Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is a simple, sweet, and delicious salad made with oranges and mixed greens with bold citrus flavors drizzled with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette . The orange from both salad and dressing makes it divine. This is vegan too. This is one of the best way to eat fresh veggies from farmers market or from your local stand.

Mixed greens provide excellent vitamins and antioxidants and this is a very healthy salad. The cucumbers and toasted nuts give the crunch with lovely bites of sweet grape tomatoes. This salad is perfect for summer or for any day. 

The orange balsamic vinaigrette enhances the flavor of the salad and us very simple to make. The dressing can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days and is great for make-ahead options. 

Mixed greens will always be there in my bag after farmers market trip along with different kind of peppers, tomatoes, and squash along with season’s fruits. We love the oranges from farmers market and would always get a bag. Sometimes at the closing time, they give for a couple of dollars less too! Those oranges are SWEET! Thus is my second post for #farmersmarketweek in our festive foodies group and I have shared Asparagus and Coconut Stir-Fry, another frequently made food in our home.

Farmer’s Market Week is always the first week in August. Whether you have a great local farm stand or market, are a member of a CSA or purchase your fruits and vegetables at the supermarket, follow our Pinterest board, for great recipes including those for appetizers, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more.

Here’s more Tuesday's Farmer’s Market Week Recipes

Starter and Smoothie Recipes

  • Orange and Greens Salad with Orange Vinaigrette by Magical Ingredients
  • Pear Ginger Smoothie by Hostess At Heart
  • Pickled Sport Peppers by Palatable Pastime
  • Side Dishes Recipes

  • Cheesy Zucchini Rice by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Creamed Peas and Potatoes by House of Nash Eats
  • Honey Butter Peas by West Via Midwest
  • Instant Pot Sweet Potato by Devour Dinner
  • Main Dish Recipes

  • Blackened Salmon with Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado Salad by Lemon Blossoms
  • Farmer's Market Cobb Salad by Our Good Life
  • Individual Sausage and Spinach Skillet Frittatas by Family Around the Table
  • Peach Smoothie Bowls by SueBee Homemaker
  • Stir Fry Chicken with Blistered Green Beans by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

    If you love salad, this orange and greens salad is a great choice. Quick veggie salad is another one that can be fixed in a jiffy to add more fresh veggies in your meal. For a colored salad try this Beetroot Salata from Sudan which wont disappoint you. Dal Sprouts Salad is a protein rich salad option. Jowar salad / Sorghum Salad and Whole Wheat Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad have grains in them and they are great for all in one meal. Check these interesting and flavorful salads from the blog.


    For the salad

    Mixed greens - 5 cups
    Navel orange - 1, peeled and chopped
    Cucumber - 1 cup, half moon slices
    Grape tomatoes - 1 cup
    Black olives - 1 cup, canned 
    Red onions - 1/2 cup, sliced thin
    Walnuts - 1/3 cup, toasted

    For the vinaigrette 
    for the above mentioned salad quantity, half the quantity of this vinaigrette is required or drizzle as per preference.

    Orange juice -1/4 cup
    Balsamic vinegar - 3 tbsp
    Olive oil - 1/3 cup
    Salt 1/2 tsp
    Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
    Bruschetta seasoning- 1/2 tsp
    Maple syrup - 1 tsp


    Add the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a bowl and whisk well. 

    Set aside or store in refrigerator.

    In a big bowl, add the salad ingredients.

    Drizzle the orange vinaigrette.

    Serve immediately.


    1. This vinaigrette sounds perfect. A salad dressed in this certainly wouldn't last long around this house.

    2. I just love the freshness of citrus in a vinaigrette and orange is so underutilized. This salad looks amazing and I can't wait to try the vinaigrette!

    3. This is such a beautiful salad. What a great way to "eat the rainbow." Can't wait to make that for me!

    4. I love lots of citrus in my salad dressing and orange is a favorite- this sounds delicious.