'Tis the season and every one is busy with Christmas preparations. The countdown is on. Like many of you, I am also planning the meal for the big event. This is the salad that I plan to serve on Christmas Day. Salad? Yikes! Where is the ham? Where are the pastelles, the cake and other edible indulgences of the season? Who cares about salad on Christmas Day?
Let me plead its case. Trust me, it too can be a star of a holiday menu. It's light, crisp and fresh. Oranges are in season now and citrus is perfect for awakening your palette. This salad is a perfect pairing for all the heavy, decadent, traditional goodness of the season.
Don't drown this salad in dressing. With all the rich main and side dishes to be served alongside, a sprinkle of salt and some cracked black pepper may be all you really need.
Do you have a favourite holiday salad? I'd love if you would share it with me.
More of a guide than an actual recipe
Orange Onion Salad
Romaine lettuce (shredded)
Onions ( red or white chopped finely)
oranges (peeled and segmented)
Toss all the ingredients together.
Salt and black pepper to taste.