It’s really hard to keep salads interesting. For variety, forget not only the traditional lettuces, but forget the same old format – salad in a bowl. Instead, build a tower and accompany the tower of your creation with small side of baby lettuces.
This salad consists of a tower of alternating slices of oranges and avocado (cut across the avocado to create rounds instead of long slices) with a small salad of mixed baby lettuces.
3 oranges, slices
Juice of one additional orange
3 ripe avocados, sliced across to create rounds
3 tablespoons Microgreens, such as red cabbage or basil microgreens
4 cups mixed baby lettuces, washed and dried
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 teaspoons salt
Add all dressing ingredients to bowl of small food processor and process for 30 seconds.
Keep at room temperature until ready to serve.
Layer orange and avocado slices, using 1/2 orange and 1/2 avocado per person. Decorate tower with some microgreens sprinkled over top. Drizzle a teaspoon or two of the dressing over each tower.
Toss salad greens with the remaining dressing and divide among the plates.
Finish with freshly ground pepper on salad greens.