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Orange and Red Onion Salad

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  Valencia oranges 4 Large
  Red onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced or chopped
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Baby spinach leaves 1 Pound, washed and dried
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Spiced)
  Mint leaves 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

1. Peel the oranges over a bowl to collect all of the juices, removing the seeds and as much pith as possible. Cut the orange in crosswise slices, as thinly as possible.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the collected juices, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and sugar until combined.
3. On a large platter, arrange the spinach leaves in a bed, top with the orange slices, overlapping them.
4. Arrange the onions on top of the orange slices. Drizzle with the dressing, scatter the walnuts on and garnish with mint leaves.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
This combination of flavors is typical of the Valencia region, famous for its thin-skinned oranges sweet red onions. Oranges, sliced into slender rounds and paired with red onions cut the same way or chopped, make for a beautiful presentation on a large platter. I like to scatter tiny mint leaves for garnish, but practically any soft herb will enhance its look and flavor. Use oranges and onions of similar size to rnake the presentation even prettier.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 335 Calories from Fat 257

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.5%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 106.6 mg4.4%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16.1%

Sugars 8.4 g

Protein 5 g10.7%

Vitamin A 100% Vitamin C 51%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 14.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Orange And Red Onion Salad Recipe