Irish Flag Salad

Serves: 4

Pleasing and patriotic, this salad features green spinach, orange fruit and white cheese, mimicking the colors in the national flag of Ireland. It’s a refreshing starter to any meal.

Yield: 4 servings
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1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
2 medium pears, thinly sliced
2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon sea salt



Divide spinach among four plates; top with pears, oranges, cheese and pistachios. Whisk the dressing ingredients; drizzle over salads. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Originally published as Irish Flag Salad in Country Woman February/March 2011, p40


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