Blood oranges are a unique type of citrus fruit with a deep red flesh, hence the morbid-sounding name. They’re delicious and they add an awesome burst of color and flavor to any salad.
The Japanese ginger dressing is healthy and easy-to-make too. All you need is a bit of extra virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, Bragg Liquid Aminos (a healthier alternative to soy sauce that tastes the same), fresh lemon juice, and fresh ginger.
I used some organic red leaf romaine lettuce (choosing organic is important because lettuce is on the “Dirty Dozen” list of most contaminated foods). Then I added some pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for a healthy crunch.
One of the best parts about this recipe, aside from the fact that it tastes great, is it only has 212 calories. It’s a well-balanced dish that has healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and protein.
Here’s the recipe … hope you like it.
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Ingredients: Blood Orange Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing
- 4 cups organic red leaf lettuce
- 1 blood orange
- 2 T pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 2 T extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger (minced)
1. Mince ginger and combine all ingredients for dressing. Set aside.
2. Rinse and dry lettuce leaves.
3. Peel orange and chop into small pieces.
4. Combine lettuce, blood orange, pepitas, and dressing in a bowl and mix together thoroughly.
212 calories, 11 g carbs (3 g fiber), 18 g fat, 4.5 g protein, 320 mg of sodium