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Mache Salad With Blood Oranges, Pistachios, And Pomegranate Recipe - Cooking Index

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Mache Salad With Blood Oranges, Pistachios, And Pomegranate

Using blood orange juice in the dressing means less oil is necessary, which lowers the fat in this dish. MEche, sometimes called lamb's lettuce, can be found in four-ounce packages in the produce section of many supermarkets.

Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlFresh blood orange juice
  = (or regular orange juice)
1 tablespoon 15mlUnseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced shallot
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlHoney
3 tablespoons 45mlPistachio oil
2   Blood oranges
  = (or regular oranges)
1   Mâche - (4 oz)
1/4 cup 59mlShelled natural pistachios - toasted
1/4 cup 27g / 1ozPomegranate seeds
  = (or dried cranberries)

Recipe Instructions

Whisk orange juice, vinegar, shallot, and honey in small bowl. Gradually whisk in pistachio oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

Using small sharp knife, cut off peel and white pith from oranges. Working over small bowl, cut between membranes to release orange segments. Divide mEche among 4 plates. Divide orange segments, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds among plates. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Source:
Bon Appetit, December 2004

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