Do you ever come across recipes you’ve written down on a piece of paper and can’t recall where it came from? I wish I could remember where I got this recipe to give credit where credit is due, but I don’t have that information. I didn’t even write the name of the salad down. I may have been watching a cooking show. I spent some time online looking to see if I could find it there and had no luck, but found so many other citrus and spinach salads that looked great. Anyway, this is a tasty one and I’d like to share it with you now, while citrus is in abundance.
5 oz fresh spinach
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup orange segments
1 large granny smith apple, cut up
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup pecans
feta, to sprinkle over the top
grilled chicken (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients and toss. Sprinkle feta over the top.
4 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar (I didn’t have this on hand and used champagne wine vinegar)
2 – 4 teaspoons sugar (or honey)
1/8 teaspoons each paprika, onion powder
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
Combine all dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad.
Dinner is served!
I get wonderful gifts of citrus fruit from my dad almost every time I see him this time of year. He’s got orange, grapefruit, lemon and tangelo trees in his yard. The harvest this year is quite abundant, and he’s always generous. We share with family members, and use the fruits for cooking, baking, and snacking. I’d like to share a recipe for a tasty lemon loaf with you. I don’t know if this truly is the recipe Starbucks uses, but it’s what the recipe is called, and it’s awfully good!
Starbucks Lemon Loaf
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/3 cup lemon juice
zest from one lemon
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil with great results)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons whole milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl and set aside.Use mixer to blend eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract, and lemon juice.Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix. Add oil and mix well. Pour batter into well greased 9×5 loaf pan.Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.Combine icing ingredients and blend. Pour over cooled loaf and let icing set up before slicing.The recipe is from Just a Pinch. Bon Appetite!