Orange, Blueberry and Feta Salad with Citrus & Vanilla Dressing

Orange, Blueberry and Feta Salad with Citrus & Vanilla Dressing
Recipe by Dragon

This has been my favourite salad of the summer and its all because of the Citrus & Vanilla dressing. Addictive is the best word to describe it. The sweetness of this dressing pairs beautifully with the bitter greens and salty feta in the salad. The addition of the oranges and blueberries will make you heart and tummy happy. Enjoy this healthy and delicious salad!

MAKES: 4 servings


1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
grated zest of 1 orange
grated zest of 1 lemon
grated zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon honey (or more if you want it sweeter)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 cup sunflower oil
Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

4 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup segmented orange slices
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced, soaked in water for 10 minutes, drained
1 cup blueberries
1 cup feta, crumbled
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1. In a bowl, whisk together juices, zests, honey, vanilla and mustard. Slowly add the oil while you whisk to incorporate the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. The dressing can be made ahead of time and kept in a glass jar until needed. Just shake the jar to combine the ingredients before dressing the salad.

2. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, orange slices, red onion and blueberries. Drizzle the amount of dressing you desire over the salad and toss to combine. Don't add to much dressing as the salad will get soggy.

3. Top with crumbled feta and slivered almonds. Serve immediately.

4. Leftover dressing can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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