My Saturday lunch plans with Mom were canceled, and although I was hoping of going out for lunch, I was equally excited about staying in because I had all the makings for this lovely creation:
It is inspired by Iowa Girl Eat’s Triple Orange & Avocado Salad! I used Cara Cara & Blood Oranges, so it is a DOUBLE Orange salad for me. I left the membranes on the oranges, although it would have photographed nicer without, it was much easier to peel & separate segments by hand than to section it with a knife. If you are curious how to section an orange to photo-perfection, there is a tutorial at VeganYumYum. I also left out the shrimp and used bottled poppyseed dressing because that is what I had. I tossed the spinach by itself with a light layer of the dressing, then topped it with the two oranges, avocado & pomegranate.
Served with a side of Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders and a slice of multi-seed bread, it was the perfect lunch.
I was a little disappointed in the quality of my pomegranate. The first store I went to did not have them, the second store had some pretty beat-up & old looking ones. Inside the pomegranate, a lot of the arils were past their prime, but I was able to get a good handful of firm, plump, juicy ones.
The combo of this salad is stunning visually, but tastes even better. I highly recommend this one!
No word from the doctor about the x-ray. Trying to be patient.