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Orange, Red Onion, and Mint Salad

Orange, Red Onion, and Mint Salad

Prepare and chill this colorful salad up to three hours ahead. Lightly dress and toss greens right before serving. Use Valencia oranges; they're both sweet and tart with an intense citrus flavor.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2007

  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Prep time:16 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 5 Valencia or navel oranges, peeled and sectioned or sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings, and halved
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 8 fresh mint leaves

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a salad bowl.

Combine lime juice and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl; slowly add oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Drizzle dressing over salad; sprinkle with minced mint, and toss. Top with mint leaves.

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