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Green Salad With Clementine Dressing

Green Salad With Clementine Dressing

If you need something a little lighter to break up the holiday roasts, try this fresh salad with a crunchy pumpkin seed topping. The dressing is the perfect balance of citrus and mayonnaise, and the whole dish comes together in just a few minutes – it’s perfect for a quick lunchtime side dish. And with the clementines taking center stage, it gives you a nice touch of winter flavor even in a pile of greens.

If you’ve never tried making your own mayonnaise, now is the time to do it: try it out in the salad dressing, and then try to stop yourself from putting it on everything else in the kitchen! It’s really not that complicated – here’s the basic recipe, and here are some additional tips if it doesn’t quite work out the first time.

Salad itself doesn’t make a meal, so pair this one with a quick protein like pan-seared scallops or a grilled chicken breast and a filling bowl of soup: dinner (or lunch) is served.

Green Salad With Clementine Dressing Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 15 min.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed greens;
  • 2 clementines, separated into segments;
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced;
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds;

Ingredients for the clementine dressing

  • ½ cup fresh clementine juice;
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar;
  • ¼ cup homemade mayonnaise;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Green salad preparation

Preparation

  1. Bring the clementine juice and vinegar to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat and let simmer until reduced by half.
  2. Wait until the clementine juice has cooled down; then combine with the mayonnaise and season to taste.
  3. Divide the lettuce, clementine segments, shallots, and pumpkin seeds equally among your serving plates.
  4. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.