This cranberry citrus salad recipe is made with fresh ingredients and incorporates a homemade vinaigrette dressing for a delicious fall salad.
A fresh and simple fall salad recipe
I am on a mission. A mission to eat healthier, fresher, lighter, and live life to its fullest potential. I am already pretty good about eating well, but it can be a struggle to get the kids to follow suit so I am trying new salads with fresh fruits to entice us all.
Now that it’s football season, and the holidays are right around the corner, I will have to try harder than ever to stay on track. I am into trying new things in the kitchen, and this citrus cranberry salad was a hit! Can you guess what I’m bringing to our next football tailgate party?
A delicious orange and cranberry salad
This baby is full of all of the essentials: mixed greens, avocado, cranberries, and orange segments, to name a few. A light salad like this needs a complimentary light dressing, so we made our own orange vinaigrette at home using one special ingredient: Florida Orange Juice.
Orange juice in your daily diet is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I found this recipe for a citrunette vinaigrette on Florida Citrus website and couldn’t wait to try it on our cranberry citrus salad recipe!
Citrus Cranberry Salad with Homemade Citrunette Vinaigrette
The fall season is here, which means tailgates and events galors. Bring this tasty and healthy green salad with cranberries to your next event! Here’s how to make this easy citrus salad recipe:
Ingredients for the cranberry orange salad:
- Mixed greens
- Dried cranberries
- Red onion
- Feta cheese
Homemade orange vinaigrette ingredients:
- Florida Orange Juice
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Garlic salt
- Black pepper
How to make citrus cranberry salad
Prep and measure out all ingredients. Combine all salad ingredients (with the exception of the feta cheese) in a large bowl and toss lightly to mix.
Prepare the orange vinaigrette dressing
In a smaller bowl, add ingredients for the citrunelle vinaigrette dressing and mix well. Slowly whisk the vinaigrette into the salad mixture, tossing it in as you pour. This salad is now ready to plate and serve! Sprinkle feta cheese over the top of the salad and enjoy.
Cranberry citrus salad recipe with orange vinaigrette
Citrus salad ingredients
- 4 handfuls of mixed greens
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 avocado diced
- 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
- 1 whole orange segmented
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
Orange vinaigrette ingredients
- 1/2 cup Florida Orange Juice
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Clean, prep, and measure out all ingredients.
- Combine all salad ingredients except for the feta cheese in a large bowl and toss the salad lightly to mix ingredients together.
- In a smaller bowl, add ingredients for the citrunelle vinaigrette dressing and mix well.
- Slowly whisk the vinaigrette into the salad mixture, tossing it in as you pour. Plate the salad as desired and sprinkle feta cheese over the top of the salad.
Enjoy this fresh fall orange and cranberry salad
The next time you’re headed out a fall party, you’ve got to bring this fresh orange salad. There are so many ways to cook with orange juice, and with its abundance of vitamin C and its equivalency to a cup of fruit, it’s a great way to get your quota in for the day!
More fall cranberry and orange ideas