By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
If you want a tasty orange salad recipe, you've come to the right place. Whip up this citrus salad recipe with quinoa and orange citrus salad dressing!
Looking for a satisfying orange salad recipe? This healthy citrus quinoa salad is paired with a delicious honey orange dressing. Make this prune salad for meal prep, or serve at a party.
Whether it’s as a side for dinner tonight or a potluck with friends, this refreshing citrus salad recipe with orange-citrus salad dressing is sure to satisfy! The prunes add bone-helping nutrition.
Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Sunsweet as part of the brand’s “I Eat Right Because” social media campaign. All opinions are my own, as always!
Eating right is important to me not only because I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, but also because I feel good when I eat right.
Nutritious food powers me, and that allows me to have so much more energy to exercise and enjoy the time I spend with loved ones and friends.
The weather is starting to warm up, which has me thinking about refreshing salads. I’ve always been a big salad fan (back in college, I used to munch on a bowl of greens as a midnight snack!).
A salad can be a vehicle for providing a lot of nutrition, so I set out to make the perfect combo of ingredients.
Why I Love Cooking with Prunes
I created an orange salad that’s both hearty and filled with nutrition. I combined protein-offering quinoa with almonds, scallions, and arugula—and flavored the dish with a orange-honey dressing made with olive oil, freshly squeezed orange juice, and garlic.
I normally combine vinegar with honey for salad dressing. But the fruit juice allows me to skip the vinegar in this recipe!
I added peeled and sliced Cava Cava orange wedges for a dose of immunity-helping vitamin C. Of course, if you can't get your hands on Cava Cava oranges, you can sub in mandarin oranges, navel oranges, or blood oranges.
The salad contains scallions, garlic, and arugula. If you'd like even more of a tang, you can also add chopped red onions. Feel free to sprinkle with salt and pepper to finish everything off.
For the perfect finishing touch, I mixed in Sunsweet Amaz!n Diced Prunes. These prunes are the perfect size for adding to dishes. And per ¼-cup serving, you get 12% of the daily value for filling fiber, as well as 8% of the daily value for blood-pressure-helping potassium.
Potassium may help support bone health by helping increase bone mineral density and lowering the risk of bone breakdown. The prunes also offer magnesium and vitamin K, which help bone structure and bone mineralization.
I’ll share the recipe with you in a minute. But first, I want to tell you about a fun sweepstakes that Sunsweet is hosting. (There are fun nutrition-focused prizes!)
More Tasty Prune Recipes
And if you love cooking with prunes, also try:
Why Do You Love Eating Right?
Everyone has a reason for eating right—maybe yours is living longer, being more active with loved ones, or just feeling good. So share a photo of your reason for a chance to win $1,500 and a personal session with a nationally recognized nutrition expert. You could also win weekly or monthly prizes (see details for prizes, below).
Note that you can submit one entry per person, per day, and the sweepstakes runs through March 31, 2017.
Wondering what you might win? Here you go! Plus, everyone wins because for every photo entered, Sunsweet will donate $1 to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
*Weekly: Poster of the photo with the most votes wins a Healthy Living Gift Basket, including deliciously healthy Amaz!n Prunes, a recipe booklet, a tote bag, a VIP coupon, and more.
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*Grand Prize: A winner will be randomly selected on March 31, 2017 and will receive the Grand Prize of $1,500, plus an exclusive personal session with a nationally recognized nutrition expert to fine-tune and enhance a healthy lifestyle.
Now that you know all about the campaign, I’d love to share my citrus salad recipe with citrus salad dressing. Serve the prune salad as a side dish at dinner tonight, and enjoy leftovers for lunch tomorrow! This is one of my favorite prunes recipes, and I hope you love it, too!
Ready to eat a delicious spring salad?
I'd love to hear from you! Let me know if you make this orange salad with orange salad dressing! How do you like to cook with prunes? Why do you eat right? Let me know if you loved this salad!
Citrus Salad with Prunes & Honey-Orange Dressing
- 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 4 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups white quinoa
- 1 1/2 cup Sunsweet Amaz!n Diced Prunes
- 1/2 cup dry-roasted almonds, chopped
- 1/2 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 cups arugula
- Combine olive oil, honey, juice of one orange, and garlic in a small bowl.
- Set aside
- Prepare the quinoa according to package directions; set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, mix together quinoa, remaining orange wedges, prunes, almonds, and scallions.
- Combine with honey-garlic dressing.
- Fold in arugula, and serve.
Sat. Fat (grams)1
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