Perfect Autumn Salad
The sweet, salty, crisp and cool ingredients make this recipe a winner.
8 cups salad greens
1 small can mandarin oranges, drained,
reserving 1 tablespoon liquid
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 small sweet onion, sliced vertically into strips
1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
2 slices cooked bacon, chopped, or 1/2 cup toasted pecans
3 tablespoons Blood Orange Olive Oil
3 tablespoons Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar
Pinch of salt and pepper
Combine the oil, vinegar and 1 tablespoon reserved mandarin orange juice in a small container and shake vigorously.
Place remaining ingredients in a serving bowl. Drizzle on as much dressing as you'd like and toss.
*You can use other oils and vinegars in this salad, too. And the dressing is even good for bread dipping with a nice rustic loaf of bread.