Arugula Salad with Blood Oranges, Dates & Almonds

2013-03-15
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  • Servings : 4
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I found this wonderful recipe on Pinterest posted by http://camillestyles.com. The recipe was created by Word of Mouth Catering and the wonderful photo is by Chad Wadsworth. Props to you all. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups arugula
  • 2 blood oranges
  • ½ cup marcona almonds
  • 12 dates (look for either Deglet Noor or Medjool varieties)
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pure almond oil
  • fleur de sel and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

Step 1

Slice the stem and blossom ends from the blood oranges. Stand the blood oranges on one end. Following the contour of the fruit with your knife, remove the peel and white cottony pith. Work from top to bottom, rotating the fruit as you go. When all peel is removed, slice each orange thinly into 8 to 10 pinwheels.

Step 2

Cut the dates in half lengthwise and remove the pits.

Step 3

Place the Parmigiano-Reggiano, flat side down, on a cutting board. Using a chef’s knife or vegetable peeler, shave 16 large-thin slices of cheese.

Step 4

Scatter 1/3 of the arugula on a large platter. Arrange 1/3 of the oranges, dates, cheese and nuts. Scatter another layer of arugula and continue layering in the same manner, letting the ingredients intertwine together. Drizzle the almond oil over the salad and season lightly with fleur de sel, pepper and a squeeze of blood orange juice.

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