Spinach Avocado Orange Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

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The amount of joy I get out of coming up with recipes, making them look/taste good, and posting them to share with others is absurd. And I’m really grateful for that. 

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This recipe is one of the first times this season that I’ve used something from the garden (basil – yay!).  It feels late in the season to be saying that, but better late than never.  Since nothing else is fruit-ing quite yet, you can expect recipes full of corn, tomatoes (cause I’m growing three different kinds), peppers, fennel….this could go on for awhile.

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Salads and I have a very on again/off again relationship. We break up frequently and when we do, ties are cut completely. The salad section of the menu doesn’t even exist to me. I instead indulge in dishes that have nothing to do with salads….or vegetables. HOWEVER…

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THIS salad is one that I could stay with.  I actually go back for seconds.  I think we’re gonna make it. For that reason, I’m saying that even non-salad fans could enjoy this one.  See exhibit “empty plate” below.

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Spinach Avocado Orange Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
For the salad:
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 tbs ginger, peeled and diced
For the dressing:
  • 20 basil leaves, chopped
  • ¾ cup parmesan, grated
  • 3 tbs walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
For the salad:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
For the dressing:
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor and season to taste.
 

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