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Cara Cara Orange Feta Pistachio Salad with Vinaigrette

Cara Cara Orange Feta Pistachio Salad

This bright and colorful Orange Feta Pistachio Salad is packed with nutrient dense baby kale, sweet Cara Cara oranges, and tangy feta. It comes together with a tangy and lightly sweet Cara Cara vinaigrette you can whip up in under ten minutes. You don't want to miss this during citrus season, or any time of year!

Course Salad, Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Cara Cara Orange Feta Pistachio Salad

  • 16 oz baby kale and spring mix
  • 5 oz feta crumbles
  • 3 oz roasted pistachios I prefer unsalted
  • 10 oz roughly chopped Cara Cara orange wedges peel removed
  • 5 oz Cara Cara orange vinaigrette
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cara Cara Orange Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp Cara Cara navel orange juice fresh squeezed, seeds removed
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey good quality
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 1 tbsp extra light olive oil Bertolli recommended
  • 3/4 cup extra light olive oil Bertolli recommended

Instructions

Cara Cara Orange Feta Pistachio Salad

  1. Put the baby kale/spring mix in a large mixing bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste. 

  2. Add the vinaigrette, and mix with tongs or gloved hands to coat the lettuce well. 

  3. Gently fold in the feta, roasted pistachios and Cara Cara orange wedges. 

  4. Divide evenly between 5 or 6 bowls and serve immediately. 

  5. Optional - garnish the top of each bowl with a Cara Cara orange round.

Cara Cara Orange Vinaigrette

  1. In a mini food processor combine Cara Cara orange juice, honey, vinegar, Dijon and 1 tbsp of extra light olive oil. Blend for 10 seconds to combine. 

  2. With the mini food processor on high, drizzle in the 3/4 cup of olive oil (very slowly if it doesn't have a pour spout like the one in my post). It will take 5 to 8 minutes to incorporate all of the oil. 

  3. Serve immediate. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts (Based on 5 Servings):
Calories: 376; Total Fat: 36 g; Trans Fat: 0 g; Carbohydrates: 10 g; Fibre: 2 g; Sugars 6 g; NET CARBS: 8 g; Protein: 8 g.