Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Darling Clementines

It's clementine season! I love clementines. They are sweet and juicy, and the best part is that they peel so easily. And the pith (the white part of the peel, which I detest) comes off really easy. At only 35 calories each, they are the perfect snack. Recently the store had a special - a whole crate for only 5 bucks. I had to pick a couple up. They are great to eat by themselves, but I was getting a little bored eating them plain, so I came up with a very refreshing salad. I made up some orange vinaigrette dressing from allrecipes and winged the rest with ingredients I had in the fridge.

Dianne's Clementine and Greens Salad
vinaigrette adapted from
serves 4


Clementine Vinaigrette
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed clementine juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper

3 cups hearts of romaine lettuce, torn
3 cups baby spinach leaves, torn
4 clementines, peeled and sectioned
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


Combine dressing ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously. Toss all ingredients and dressing together in a large bowl and serve.


  1. This looks wonderful! I have a box of clementines in my fridge too :)

  2. Yummy Dianne! I have everything in the fridge for this salad. I am definitely making it for lunch!