Pork Loin & Dried Apricot Salad

Ingredients

Salad

  • 5 ounces ready-to-eat salad greens such as baby kale or mesclun mix
  • 12 ounces prepared pork loin roast
  • 16 dried apricots
  • 1 red apple, such as fuji, gala or pink lady
  • Optional: 1/4 c maple glazed walnuts or other candied nuts

Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing

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Pork Loin & Dried Apricot Salad

Directions

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Kate Mann at Salad Every Day creates another great salad and loves O Sherry Vinegar for its super-smooth, rich flavor.

Make the O Sherry vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together vigorously O Sherry Vinegar and O California Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the dressing ingredients, so that they emulsify and thicken. Taste-test the dressing on a piece of lettuce and adjust salt, pepper and other seasonings according to your preferences, adding more garlic (optional) for a more pungent dressing or more sugar for a sweeter flavor.

Prepare the salad ingredients: Cut the pork loin into large bite size pieces. Slice the apricots in half or quarters, and cut the apple into bite size pieces.

Assemble the salad: Transfer the salad greens to a serving bowl and add about half of the meat and fruit. Whisk the dressing again, then toss the salad with a light coating of the dressing. Arrange the remaining meat and fruit on top of the salad, along with the candied nuts (optional). Drizzle additional dressing over the salad, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

Serves 4

 

Healthy Kale Crunch Salad with Chili-garlic Dressing

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 2 bunches kale, ribs removed and leaves sliced into ¼ inch shreds
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 ruby-red grapefruit, sectioned and all pith removed. (Do not use prepared grapefruit as it generally has added sugar that will change the taste of the salad.)
  • 2 cups Chinese cabbage, shredded thinly
  • 2 cups watercress, rinsed and stems removed
  • 5 radishes, washed, and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup slivered almonds

 

Chili/Garlic dressing:

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Healthy Kale Crunch Salad with Chili-garlic Dressing

Directions

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Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a blender and blend on high for 3 minutes or until all ingredients are broken down. Taste. Add more salt and pepper if desired.

In a large salad bowl combine all salad ingredients and toss with the Chili-garlic dressing. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Apple & Pear Salad

Ingredients

Salad:
• 5 ounces, mixed ready-to-eat dark greens such as baby kale, arugula, or spinach
• 1 apple
• 1 pear
• Red onion, sliced very thin, to taste
• 1/4 cup grated aged gouda or cheddar cheese
• 1/4 cup roasted pecans
• Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Dressing:
• 3 Tbsp O California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 2 1/2 tsp O California White Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 Tbsp maple syrup
• 1 – 2 tsp fresh minced ginger
• 2 Tbsp minced red onion
• 1/8 tsp salt
• Fresh ground pepper to taste

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Apple & Pear Salad

Directions

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Kate Mann at Salad Every Day creates a Fall-inspired salad that blends the beautiful, seasonal colors and flavors of apples and pears.

Make the dressing: Whisk O California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, O California White Balsamic Vinegar and maple syrup together well. Add the ginger, a little at a time, tasting as you go. Stir in the red onion with about half the salt, then, whisk until the ingredients are emulsified. Taste-test the dressing on a salad green. Add more ginger and salt according to your preferences. Add fresh ground pepper to taste.

Prepare salad ingredients: Transfer the salad greens to a bowl. Chop half of the pear and half of the apple into small bite size pieces. Add the fruit, along with the sliced onion, to the salad greens. Slice the remaining apple and pear lengthwise into roughly 1/2 inch wide pieces and set aside with the cheese and pecans.

Assemble the salad: Toss the salad with a light coating of the dressing.  Add salt and pepper to taste and toss again. Arrange the apple and pear slices on the salad and crumble the pecans on top. Garnish with the grated cheese. Serve, and enjoy.

 

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Port Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Port Balsamic Vinaigrette

Directions

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Don’t think you like Brussels sprouts? Think again! Our O California Port Balsamic Vinegar makes all the difference in the world. Try your Brussels sprouts raw in this delicious salad from Kate Mann’s Salad Every Day blog. These little cruciferous vegetables are full of vitamins, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Enjoy!

Cook the bacon: Place a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the bacon until dark brown and crisp. Remove to drain on paper towels, and pour off all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the skillet. Chop the bacon into salad size pieces and set aside.

Sear the Brussels sprouts: Return the skillet to the stove, add the O California Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the bacon fat and warm until hot but not smoking. Add the Brussels sprouts, sprinkle with the salt, and cook until brown around the edges, turning occasionally. Turn off the heat, add the tomatoes, and toss gently. Whisk the minced garlic into O California Port Balsamic Vinegar and drizzle over the Brussels sprouts and tomatoes. Toss together well.

Assemble the salad: Transfer the salad greens to a salad bowl. Top with the Brussels sprouts/tomato combination and toss all of the ingredients together well. Add the chopped bacon and a few grinds of pepper. Serve, and enjoy!

Serves 4

Butternut Squash & Strawberry Salad – Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 18 ounces butternut squash, cut into large salad size pieces
  • 10 ounces strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1 sprig fresh mint (4-5 medium leaves)
  • 3 Tbsp roughly chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
  • Optional: 1/2 ounce goat cheese crumbles (about 2 Tbsp)- adds 12 calories per serving
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Dressing:

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Butternut Squash & Strawberry Salad – Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

Directions

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Kate Mann at Salad Every Day creates a delightful combination of colors and flavors for this delicious salad. 

Prepare the salad ingredients: Transfer the squash to a microwave-safe bowl and add two tablespoons of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, leaving a small opening for steam to escape. Microwave on high for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave oven.  ((In a 900 watt microwave it takes about 7 minutes.) Drain off the water and transfer the squash to the fridge so that it cools to room temperature. Hull the strawberries, slice in half, and set aside.

Make the dressing: In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together O Honey White Balsamic Vinegar with O California Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and combine with the other dressing ingredients until emulsified. Taste-test the dressing on a berry. Adjust the seasoning according to taste.

Assemble the salad: Add the strawberries to the bowl with the butternut squash. Tear the mint leaves into small pieces over the salad. Toss the salad with a light coating of the dressing. Garnish with the walnuts and goat cheese, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

Serves 4