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Basil Orange Salad Dressing

Basil Orange Salad Dressing

I’ve served this at several occasions over the past few years, and I always end up needing to share the recipe!  I found the original recipe on Pinterest (of course), and here’s that original link.  I love to make it in late summer and early fall before my basil plants freeze.  I am also including the salad ingredients, which make for a colorful backdrop, but the dressing is the main thing.  Just make it.  You’ll see what I mean.

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Basil Orange Salad Dressing
This delightful green salad dressing has an unbeatable flavor, and is a great thing to make when you're pruning the basil in your garden. I'm including the salad recipe too, but it is good on a wide variety of veggie options.
Course Salad
Cuisine Staff Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Salad Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Staff Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Salad Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. There, that was easy!!
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Crunchy Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

Crunchy Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

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Crunchy Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing
A varied combination of colors and textures, but perhaps a more flavorful dressing would be helpful...
Course Salad
Cuisine Staff Lunch
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Staff Lunch
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Shred the kale and red cabbage. Add to your bowl.
  2. Quarter the cucumbers and slice them into small quarter slices. Julienne the green apple. Cube the avocado if using and scoop it into the salad. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apple and avocado so they don’t turn brown.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds in a 400 degree oven for 2-4 minutes, until toasty but not burnt.
  4. Whisk together the orange juice, sesame oil, grated ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and honey until well incorporated. Add the toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Add the pecans and currants to the bowl, then pour the dressing over it and toss well in a large bowl. Dress the whole salad even if you’re saving some for later because it ages well.
  6. Yields: 8 Servings
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