Recipe: Fall Tomato Apple Tangerine & Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Mandarin Dressing

Salad is a term derived from the Latin sal – or, salt. This yielded the form salata, or ‘salted things’ such as the raw vegetables eaten in classical times with a dressing of oil, vinegar or salt. The word turns up in Old French as salade and then in late 14th Century English as salad or sallet. Enjoy this healthy, easy salad as a meal itself, or as an accompaniment. It’s nutritious and fun for children to make with Autumn fall ingredients.

Ingredients:

Salad Mixture:

  • 1 Apple (Fuigior or Similar)
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 2 Tangerines
  • 2 Medium Heirloom Tomatoes
  • ½ Large Yellow Onion
  • 4 Leaves Basil

Dressing:

  • ¼ Cup of Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tangerine Pureed
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon of Grape Seed Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • ½ Teaspoon of Sea Salt

Method of Preparation:

  1. Cut all salad ingredients in small slices and place in large bowl
  2. Place balsamic vinegar, pureed tangerine, salt and honey in a small sauté pan and reduce by 50% (15 – 30 minutes medium heat) and chill
  3. Combine dressing, oil and cut ingredients and slightly toss
  4. Assemble on plate and garnish with fresh basil
2017-11-02T20:17:56+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Recipe|