Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spinach Salad, Lime Vanilla Vinaigrette

Heart Healthy Spinach Salad
Tahitian Lime Vanilla Vinaigrette
Honey Mandarin, Avocado, Roasted Almond

My Citrus Salad Tree - 5 different fruits on one tree:

honey mandarin
tahitian lime
minneola tangelo
valencia orange
late lane navel orange

Tahitian Lime Vanilla Vinaigrette

1/3 c. olive oil
3 T. lime juice
1 t. lime zest
1/2 vanilla bean
1/2 t. sugar
salt & pepper to taste

Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean pod. Whisk all the ingredients together. Add the pod to the vinaigrette. Let stand at least one hour so the flavors blend. Remove the pod before serving. For best results use a mild tasting olive oil so as not to overpower the fragrant vanilla. If a vanilla bean is not available, substitute 1 t. vanilla extract.

Both the tahitian lime and honey mandarin are from my citrus salad tree.

Marinate the honey mandarin segments in the vinaigrette.

Toss fresh spinach with lime vanilla vinaigrette.
Compose the salad with honey mandarin segments, diced avocado, and roasted almonds.

Lori Lynn

Taste With The Eyes

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I do not consider myself to be a salad person so imagine my surprise when I caught myself licking my lips at the prospect of your salad. Taste with the Eyes indeed!

I hope that you are well my friend. I am really been out of it for a while now haven't I?

Hugs to you


Must be lipsmackingly good! I like the ingredients that go into that salad.


beautiful pictures delicious colourful salad

Sanctified Spaces

Lovely refreshing salad.Must try this sometime.


I am so jealous of your tree, it looks AWESOME! I just have a tiny patio with no direct sun light, so I can't grow much on it. Grafting different species onto one tree is amazing, what a beautiful selection you have! And your salad sounds delicious, btw. I have a vegan friend, will have to forward this along to her :)

Mehjabeen Arif

wow nice colors pj.. loving all ur pictures..

new to ur space n happy to follow u..for more wonderful recipes..

do visit mine when u get time


I love salad and I love citrus. How did you get all those different fruits growing on one tree??Fab!

Diana Mieczan

I eat salads all the time lately and this one looks totally delicious! Have a lovely day, my dear
Kisses and hugs

Bengali mom in Mumbai

Hi SRA, visiting for the first time...nice site. Your citrus tree looks out of some Fairy tale..tell me, is it for real ?

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