MESCLUN MEANIES

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 40

Ingredients

  • 8 large, thick-skinned oranges
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp grainy mustard
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 (5 oz) bag baby mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Directions

  • Slice 1/2-inch slice off top of oranges and slice enough off bottom of oranges so they won't roll. Grate 1/4 tsp zest from TOP sliced off an orange.
  • Carve pulp out of all oranges (using a grapefruit knife works well [or even a grapefruit spoon with serrated tip might work])
  • Section the pulp of four oranges (1-1/2 cups)removing them whole from the membranes; set aside. Juice rest of pulp (1/4 cup); set aside.
  • Cut a jack-o'-lantern face on each orange.
  • Whisk together reserved orange zest and juice with vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, lemon juice, ginger, salt and pepper. Whisk oil in until combined.
  • Toss greens and reserved orange pieces with 2 to 3 Tbsp. dressing. Stuff orange shells with salad; top with pumpkin seeds.

Notes

Categories: Appetizer  Halloween 
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