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Great Date (and Orange) Salad Recipe

Great Date (and Orange) Salad Recipe

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
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 cups chopped dates
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.

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Adapted from The Every Day Gourmet by Michael Malkoff (Inner Traditions Press, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Michael Malkoff. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions Press.
Adapted from The Every Day Gourmet by Michael Malkoff (Inner Traditions Press, 1999).

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12:21AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

I love dates. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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