Spinach and Orange Salad with Cracked Wheat
To winterize the salad bar, the Rocky Hill School district turns to fresh oranges and spinach, both of which are in good supply now. If these are not available, substitute other citrus fruits and greens, such as grapefruit and kale. Cracked wheat adds heartiness and extra nutrients.
1 navel orange
1 tbsp. champagne vinegar
2 tbsp. 90/10 canola/olive oil blend
½ Bermuda onion, julienne
1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed
¼ cup cracked wheat or tabbouleh
1. Cut peel off both ends of orange and cut skin and pith off body of orange. Squeeze juice from peel. Remove sections of orange supremes, removing pith. Squeeze juice from pith and keep orange segments and juice separate.
2. Add vinegar and oil to juice and whisk together to incorporate. Add orange segments, onion, spinach and cracked wheat and toss together.
Recipe by Rocky Hill School (Flik Independent Schools) East Greenwich, R.I.