Tis the season for blood oranges and in this light and refreshing salad, blood orange segments and juice contribute to its success. Not only is this salad super nutritious, but it also tastes better than it looks.
Blood oranges are not only colorful and flavorful, they are also super nutritious. Blood oranges contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant. When combined with low calorie watercress- a super green high in vitamins A, C, & K- and fiber-rich pomegranate seeds and walnuts, this salad makes a wonderful side salad or a full meal.
Gather your tools. You’ll need:
1. measuring cups 2. measuring spoons 3. sharp knife 4. juicer 5. whisk
Gather your ingredients. You’ll need:
1. watercress 2. blood orange 3. pomegranate 4. walnuts 5. olive oil 6. agave nectar
Watercress and Blood Orange Salad
Serving Size: 1 small side salad (double for a meal-sized portion)
1 and 1/2 cups watercress, loosely packed
1 blood orange
1 tablespoon fresh pomegranate seeds
2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon blood orange juice
Loosely fill measuring cup with water cress and then add to plate. Peel blood orange and cut three segments from the widest part. Save ends and juice. Place blood orange segments on top of watercress. Measure out walnuts and break into halves or quarters. Toast these to taste. Measure out pomegranate seeds and sprinkle over salad. Measure out olive oil, agave nectar, and blood orange and then whisk together. Pour over salad and enjoy!