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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cups - coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 - orange
  • 1 - pink grapefruit
  • 8 ounces - to 10 oz. small garden lettuces or a combination of romaine, butter and chicory lettuces
  • 1 tablespoons - peach vinegar or other fruit-infused vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoons - salt
  • - freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cups - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons - honey
  • 1/2 cups - crumbled feta cheese, preferably made from sheep's milk
  • 2 - or 3 thin slices sweet red (Spanish) onion or other sweet onion, separated into rings
  • Directions:

    Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spread out the nuts on a baking sheet and bake until they begin to change color, 6-8 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

    Peel and section the orange; peel the orange, cutting away all of the white pith. Using a sharp, thin-bladed knife, cut along both sides of each segment, against the membranes, releasing the whole segments. Peel and section the grapefruit in the same manner; set aside.

    If using small garden lettuces, pick over and discard any old leaves. Wash and dry well (if lettuces are not purchased already washed). If using other lettuces, discard tough outer leaves, wash and dry thoroughly, and tear into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl.

    In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar, salt and pepper to taste until the salt dissolves. Add the olive oil and honey and whisk until well blended. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Drizzle the dressing over the lettuces and toss to coat well.

    Divide the lettuces among individual plates. Arrange the orange and grapefruit segments among the leaves. Sprinkle on the feta cheese and nuts; scatter the onion rings over the surface and serve.

    Brief Description

    Mixed small greens with grapefruit, pecans or walnuts, orange, and a fruity dressing.

    Main Ingredient:

    mixed greens

    Category:  Salads

    Cuisine:  Southern

    Prep Time: 25 min
    Cook Time: 8 min

    Posted By:

    swilliamson

    Posted On:

    March 5, 2016

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