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Petite Lettuces with Blackberries and Blood Oranges 4 Servings 1 ½ Tbsp blood orange juice 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp Sugar ½ tsp salt ⅓ cup mild extra-virgin olive oil 5 oz Earthbound Farm Organic Petites Lettuce Leaves 2 blood oranges (segmented) 8 oz fresh black berries (rinsed and dried) ⅓ cup toasted walnuts or hazelnuts (chopped)
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Petite Lettuces with Blackberries and Blood Oranges

This salad makes a striking presentation — the jewel colors of the lettuces and blood oranges create a gorgeous effect, especially on white plates. The citrus-based vinaigrette is light and lively, with enough acid to let the berries shine. If your olive oil is very peppery, try substituting half the volume with walnut or hazelnut oil to reduce the "bite."

4 Servings

Ingredients

1 ½ Tbsp

blood orange juice

1 Tbsp

fresh lemon juice

1 tsp

Sugar

½ tsp

salt

⅓ cup

mild extra-virgin olive oil

5 oz

Earthbound Farm Organic Petites Lettuce Leaves

2

blood oranges (segmented)

8 oz

fresh black berries (rinsed and dried)

⅓ cup

toasted walnuts or hazelnuts (chopped)

Directions

Make the vinaigrette dressing by placing the blood orange and lemon juices in the bottom of a large salad bowl. Add the sugar and salt, and stir until dissolved. Whisk in the olive oil.

Just before serving time, tear the lettuces into pieces and add to the bowl. Toss to coat the leaves with the vinaigrette. Divide the lettuce among 4 salad plates. Arrange some of the orange segments and blackberries on each of the salads. Sprinkle each serving with nuts and serve immediately.

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