Citrusy zip, nutty crunch, and a hint of sweetness–this recipe has it all. The warm Middle Eastern appeal of cinnamon and dates makes this salad a great way to liven things up at the table, and it has lots of vitamin C and calcium, too.
For a taste of the exotic:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 large heart of romaine lettuce (mostly the white part), shredded
3 navel oranges, sectioned, sections cut in half
1 ½ cups chopped dates
½ cup toasted almond slivers, as garnish
1. Mix the lemon juice, orange juice concentrate, olive oil, cinnamon, and salt to make a dressing.
2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and fruits and toss with the dressing.
3. Garnish with toasted almonds.
Serves 4 to 6.