I am a firm believer that you must take advantage of seasonal fruit. In August, the fruit in season are:
- Blood oranges
- Custard apples
- Fuji apples
- Navel oranges
I was looking around for a summer salad and found, Citrus Apple Spinach Salad. I love the idea of a sweet but citrus combination. I think it would go well with pretty much anything you might want to grill.
I love apples and oranges. This is the time of year to take advantage of what is in season. I love blood oranges, especially.
This recipe calls for any type of apples and oranges.
- 6 ounces fresh baby spinach
- 2 apples, cored and diced
- 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 1/4 cup fennel bulb, shaved very thin
- 1/4 cup pecans, toasted
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 Tablespoons scallions, minced
Place spinach, apples, orange sections, fennel, pecans, dried cranberries, blue cheese and scallions in a large salad bowl. Toss with enough dressing to lightly coat the salad. Serve immediately.
The finishing touch is a delicious salad dressing. I happen to love these three dressing with this salad. Of course, you can use them with pasta, and veggies too.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Honey Orange Balsamic
Champagne Shallot Walnut
* recipe from Stonewall Kitchen