Blood orange vinaigrette

Sometimes lunch needs to be simple but leftovers are scarce and sandwiches are boring! This dressing (which is really kind of a salsa-dressing combo) really amps up an easy salad.

Ingredients (to dress and top two salads)

  • One blood orange, peeled and diced
  • Two tablespoons avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • One jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • One tablespoon honey

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes to let the flavors mingle. Drizzle the juice over your salad and top it with the orange and pepper mixture.

Cabbage slaw with tarragon dressing, an easy salad idea

This one came from a need to use a head of cabbage I’d picked from the garden for this recipe. I’d only used a couple of leaves and wanted to do something with the rest before it became forgotten in my crisper. I also had some fresh snap peas harvested this morning, so I decided to put them together. This ended up being tart, spicy, sweet and crunchy with the added depth of the tarragon’s light licorice flavor.

Recipe:

For the slaw:

  • One small head of cabbage (if store bought, use half or less), chopped into bite size or smaller chunks
  • About a cup of fresh snap peas or green beans, ends snapped off and cut into thirds
  • 10-12 cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Cracked pepper, to taste
  • A light dusting of cayenne pepper

Combine all of the vegetables and toss in a medium sized bowl. I love this bowl for everything.

Combine all of the dressing items and whisk. add the dressing to the slaw and toss. Enjoy on its own or as a side dish.

Blood orange vinaigrette

Sometimes lunch needs to be simple but leftovers are scarce and sandwiches are boring! This dressing (which is really kind of a salsa-dressing combo) really amps up an easy salad.

Ingredients (to dress and top two salads)

  • One blood orange, peeled and diced
  • Two tablespoons avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • One jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • One tablespoon honey

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes to let the flavors mingle. Drizzle the juice over your salad and top it with the orange and pepper mixture.

Blood orange vinaigrette

Sometimes lunch needs to be simple but leftovers are scarce and sandwiches are boring! This dressing (which is really kind of a salsa-dressing combo) really amps up an easy salad.

Ingredients (to dress and top two salads)

  • One blood orange, peeled and diced
  • Two tablespoons avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • One jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
  • One tablespoon honey

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes to let the flavors mingle. Drizzle the juice over your salad and top it with the orange and pepper mixture.

Fast cabbage slaw with tarragon dressing

This one came from a need to use a head of cabbage I’d picked from the garden for this recipe. I’d only used a couple of leaves and wanted to do something with the rest before it became forgotten in my crisper. I also had some fresh snap peas harvested this morning, so I decided to put them together. This ended up being tart, spicy, sweet and crunchy with the added depth of the tarragon’s light licorice flavor.

Recipe:

For the slaw:

  • One small head of cabbage (if store bought, use half or less), chopped into bite size or smaller chunks
  • About a cup of fresh snap peas or green beans, ends snapped off and cut into thirds
  • 10-12 cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1/2 a red onion, diced

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Cracked pepper, to taste
  • A light dusting of cayenne pepper

Combine all of the vegetables and toss in a medium sized bowl. I love this bowl for everything.

Combine all of the dressing items and whisk. add the dressing to the slaw and toss. Enjoy on its own or as a side dish.