February 6, 2012

All You Mixed Green Salad with Oranges

I can eat a very large amount of goat cheese. If I sit down without measuring out a serving, I can easily eat the whole 4 oz package. My oldest son loves goat cheese as much as I do. One of his favorite after-school snacks is goat cheese and crackers, which he loves and often requests. Given my family's love of cheese I have been trying out various types of salad recipes which incorporate the ingredient. The December issue of All You Magazine had a recipe for Mixed Green Salad with Oranges, which looked like a delicious combination of cheese and citrus and a perfect dinner side.

This recipe has 8 ingredients in the dressing and 5 ingredients in the salad. It takes 15 minutes to prep and makes 8 servings. I frequently have a hard time finding Boston lettuce in my area, and this recipe was no exception. I had to go to several stores to find all the types of lettuce needed for the recipe. All the other ingredients were easy to find. I did end up using more than the 4 ounces of cheese suggested by the recipe since my family loves it so much. Finally, I prepped my dressing in the morning and let it set in the fridge all day, which made the flavor of the shallot really come out in the dressing. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

My husband really liked this salad and ate over half of it all by himself. I liked how the cheese and the dressing blended well together. The oranges give a nice citrus taste and best of all the salad only cost $1.80 per serving. Very easy to prepare and a perfect side to heavy main course.

For the recipe go to Mixed Green Salad with Oranges.
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