Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Citrus Basil Salad

I saw this recipe on Jessie's blog and thought it looked like a great summer dinner. Perfect. My basil plant is still thriving, so we might be making this again soon.

6 cups romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
½ avocado, chopped
½ Fuji apple, chopped
4 bacon strips, cooked and chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
¼ cup each dried cranberries and roasted pumpkin seeds (I subbed sunflower seeds for the pumpkin seeds)

juice of 1 orange and ½ lime
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tbsp brown sugar

Combine all salad ingredients into a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until blended.

Toss salad with dressing


  1. Made this salad and the dressing for dinner last night and it was wonderful. I'm always looking for ways to use my basil this time of year.

  2. Wonderful without the bacon too. Thanks for the yummy dressing recipe. It was a hit two days in a row with rave revues from company.


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