Christmas Salad with Citrus-Champagne Vinaigrette
A vibrantly beautiful salad that’s truly fit for a celebration! You can even shape it like a gorgeous Christmas wreath for a show stopping, edible centerpiece! Pretty greens are studded with crunchy pistachios, sweet and tangy pomegranate arils, and juicy oranges. Topped off with a sprinkling of creamy goat cheese and a refreshingly light champagne vinaigrette. A perfect party salad!
5 ounces of salad greens (such as spring mix or sweet baby lettuce mix)
2 Indian River Natural Navel Oranges peeled and cut into sections
4 ounces shelled, roasted and salted pistachios (about a scant cup)
4 ounces pomegranate arils (a 4.3-ounce container is fine, drained)
2 ounces crumbled goat cheese (about a scant ½ cup)
5 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice (from about half a large navel orange)
4 teaspoons Indian River Natural Raw Honey
3½ teaspoons champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon smooth Dijon mustard
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
1/16 teaspoon black pepper
Place greens in a large serving bowl (or divide evenly among individual salad plates).
Arrange oranges, pistachios, and pomegranate arils over top of greens. Sprinkle with goat cheese.
For dressing, whisk together orange juice, honey, champagne vinegar, canola oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until the salt has dissolved and the dressing is emulsified.
Dress salad just before serving, or pass the dressing at the table.