Darling Clementine Salad Recipe

This people-pleasing salad combines the bright citrus flavor of clementines, widely available this time of year, with healthful eye-nourishing spinach, crisp apples, radishes, and red onion to make a zesty salad that will wake up your palate and add some much-needed vitamin C to your winter meal.

Add a creamy French-style dressing, sprinkle with chopped hard-boiled eggs, and youíll have a salad thatís substantial enough for lunch, or a colorful treat to have with dinner. Either way, Darling Clementine Salad is so good it might inspire you to sing the old song of the same name!

INGREDIENTS

1 pound spinach, trimmed of heavy stems
4 clementines, peeled, with white pith removed, and separated into segments
2 medium-sized green apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
8 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced

Dressing

1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped, for garnish

1. To assemble the salad, combine the spinach, clementines, apples, radishes, and onion in a large salad bowl and mix together well. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and refrigerate until ready to use, at least 1 hour.

2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. When ready to serve, pour over the salad and toss to coat. Distribute the salad among 6 or 8 salad plates. Sprinkle each serving with the chopped eggs and serve immediately.

Serves 6 to 8.

Adapted from Twelve Months of Monastery Salads, by Brother Victor-Antoine díAvila-LaTourette (Harvard Common Press, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Brother Vicor-Antoine d'Avila-LaTourette. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from Twelve Months of Monastery Salads, by Brother Victor-Antoine díAvila-LaTourette (Harvard Common Press, 2004).

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10 comments

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

yum!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Yummy! Thanks.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Gordana Roljic
Gordana Roljic4 years ago

useful article

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Philippa P.
Philippa P.5 years ago

Looks good.

David Jones
David Jones5 years ago

thanks

Nina M.
Nina M.6 years ago

sounds yummy :) thanks for the recipe