Oh So Orange Baby Spinach Salad
This recipe takes advantage of the rich flavor of The Olive Tap's Sorrento Orange Olive Oil and Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar. The addition of orange wedges adds depth, acidity and more citrus intensity.
For the Orange Vinaigrette:
- 1/4 C. The Olive Tap’s Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 T. minced shallot
- 1 t. Dijon mustard
- Hearty pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 C. The Olive Taps’s Sorrento Orange Olive Oil
For the Salad:
- 6 C. baby spinach
- 2 oranges seeded and cut into bite sized pieces (1/2 inch wedge cuts)
- Red Onion, medium sized, sliced thin with a few slices per salad
- ½ C. coarsely crumbled Feta or Blue cheese.
In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, shallot, mustard and salt for 20 seconds. Continue to whisk vigorously, while slowly adding the olive oil until fully emulsified.
Arrange the spinach leaves, then onions, then the orange wedges. Pour the vinaigrette over each salad, then top with cheese* and crushed black pepper to taste.
*If unsure of guests’ preferences, serve the cheese in a bowl to allow guests to add as they wish.
An Olive Tap Original by Rick