Mixed Green Salad with Whole Citrus Vinaigrette
Total:
15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 navel orange or 1 small orange
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 1/2 cups pure olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon gray salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 8 cups mixed young green lettuces
  • Cocoa Nibs (available at specialty and gourmet food stores)

Directions

Juice the lemons, orange, and shallot in a juice extractor. Put the juices in a bowl and whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream to form an emulsion. Season with the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Whisk again, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You should have about 2 cups.

Just before serving, place the greens in a salad bowl, add about 1/2 cup vinaigrette, and toss well. Add more to taste and adjust the seasoning. Finish the salad with a sprinkling of cocoa nibs to taste.

Variation for Blender: Use 3 lemons, 2 small oranges, 1 shallot, 1 teaspoon gray salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1 1/2 cups pure olive oil. Cut off and discard the stem ends of 2 lemons and 1 orange. Cut into quarters, cut out the core, and remove seed. Place in a blender. Squeeze the juice from the remaining lemon and orange; add to the blender with the shallot, salt, and pepper. Pulse and then blend the fruit until as smooth as possible. With the machine running, add the olive oil in a thin, steady stream. The vinaigrette will be thick like a mayonnaise. If it is too thick, with the machine still on, thin with a little hot water. Taste for seasoning. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If the vinaigrette separates, return it to the blender and blend until smooth again. Makes about 3 cups.

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