Citrus and Berry Fruit Salad with O Clementine Olive Oil Vinaigrette

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Recently Dave at eRecipeCards  suggested I enter O Olive Oil’s recipe contest where I was to review their products and create an original recipe.

Naturally, my contest entry has to be as healthy as possible, and O Olive Oil with their uniquely infused citrus oils make that task incredibly easy.

After all, olive oil is a healthful staple for any pantry!

O Olive Oil Fruit Salad

O Olive Oil Fruit Salad

My contest entry is this luscious fruit salad recipe – perfect for a summer barbecue.

O Olive Oil Citrus and Berry Fruit Salad

O Olive Oil Citrus and Berry Fruit Salad

This easy fruit salad takes advantage of the summer’s freshest berries, and combines them with a subtly sweet clementine and honey vinaigrette, fresh mint and crunchy walnuts.

But why stop at fruit salad when one person’s salad could easily become another person’s dessert?

O Olive Oil Citrus and Berry Dessert

O Olive Oil Citrus and Berry Dessert

O Olive Oil’s White Balsamic Vinegar makes a very smooth reduction, and a slightly tart foil for all that sweet fruit perched on top of a slice of pound cake.

O Olive Oil Citrus and Berry Dessert

O Olive Oil Citrus and Berry Dessert

I’ve decided my contest entry is both a salad for us weight watching folks, and a tasty treat for dessert lovers.

Thank you to Dave at eRecipeCards and O Olive Oil for a fun opportunity to enjoy a terrific product. I’ll be a fan for a long time to come.

Happy, healthy cooking!

Citrus and Berry Salad with O Clementine Olive Oil Vinaigrette

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ cup walnut halves and pieces
  • ¼ cup O Clementine Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons O Olive Oil White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium clementines, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 medium clementines, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 cups organic blueberries
  • 2 cups organic strawberries, quartered
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add one tablespoon sugar and walnuts to the dry pan. Stirring constantly watch carefully as the sugar melts and nuts start to caramelize and toast. They can burn very quickly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, periodically stirring to keep them from burning until the pan cools. Set aside.
  2. Combine O Clementine Olive Oil with O Olive Oil White Balsamic Vinegar, pinch of sea salt, the zest and juice of one clementine and honey in a jar and shake to combine.
  3. Place fruit in a large bowl and gently toss with 1/2 the vinaigrette. Taste the fruit and add more dressing if needed. Remember that the fruit will macerate in the bowl, so you don't want to overdress the fruit.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes to chill.
  5. Toss with mint and toasted nuts.
  6. TO SERVE WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION:
  7. Combine 1 cup O Olive Oil White Balsamic Vinegar with 1 tablespoon sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, the reduce heat and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes until the vinegar has a syrup-like consistency. Cool and serve drizzled over fruit and pound cake.

Notes

Calories do not include cake. Calories: 266 Weight Watchers Points Plus 7 Total Fat: 16.66g Cholesterol: -- Sodium: 51mg Total Carbs: 28.54g Dietary Fiber: 4.04g Sugars: 21.47g Protein: 3.29g

http://motherrimmy.com/o-olive-oil-clementine-vinaigrette-fruit-salad-recipe/

I’ve decided my contest entry is both a salad and a dessert and want to thank Dave at eRecipeCards and O Olive Oil for a fun opportunity to enjoy a terrific product. I’ll be a fan for a long time to come.

Happy, healthy cooking!
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Comments

    • says

      It’s been tough not being able to eat eggs, but ti sure is helping my diet. The pound cake called to me too, but I couldn’t touch it. :)

  1. Phyllis says

    Oh, yum! This looks so good! I’m off to the Yakima Fruit Market to get the ingredients; I have to take a salad to a meeting tonight. This will be perfect! Thanks, my dear friend!

  2. says

    Oh this is so a creative use of olive oil! I’ve never thought to use it as part of a fruit salad, thanks for a twist to get me out of my lime juice/sugar fruit salad rut.

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