Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean Salad

You might think this is a strange name for a mixed greens salad, but not if you delve into the history of the Pirates that roamed the seas.

 Without vitamin C in their diets, they suffered from scurvy.  They needed citrus foods in their diets.  Thus, the inspiration for this salad.

 Our city is being invaded by Gaspar and his crew next weekend.  Make sure you keep the invaders healthy and happy with good food.  This salad might be  a great way to keep the Pillaging Pirates satisfied so they'll leave your treasures alone.

Tuna and Mandarine Orange Salad with Salad Greens

2 tablespoons Joe and Son’s Blood Orange Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Joe and Son’s Grapefruit Balsamic Vinegar

2 (6 ounce) cans Albacore tuna, drained and flaked
1 (10 ounce) package mixed baby greens
½ cup drained pineapple tidbits
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin orange segments, drained 
½ cup sliced green onions, green and white parts

Chow Mein noodles for garnish
Salt and pepper as desired

In a sealable jar or cruet, combine the Blood Orange Olive Oil and Grapefruit Balsamic and shake to form an emulsion. 

In a large salad bowl, combine the next 4 ingredients.  Add the salad dressing and toss to thoroughly coat the salad ingredients with the dressing.

Garnish with the chow mein noodles before serving.

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