Cara Cara Orange Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

Ingredients:
1-2 Cara Cara oranges
½ pound arugula greens
1 avocado, pitted and thinly sliced
½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds

Vinaigrette:
¼ cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup grapeseed or canola oil (or other preferred mild tasting oil)

Method:
1. Spread the arugula greens out on a large, round serving platter to make a bed.

2. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the tops and bottoms off the orange. Stand oranges up and slice to remove the peel and membrane. Then, slice oranges crosswise into thin wheels.

3. Arrange the orange on top of the arugula, overlapping the slices slightly. Then layer on the avocado slices.

4. To prepare the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients except the two oils. Continue whisking while adding the oils in a thin stream. Keep whisking until well combined. Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad and then season with ground pepper if desired. Garnish with the toasted pumpkin seeds.

Watercress Salad with F&L Honey-Orange Vinaigrette

This light and bright salad is the perfect summer side.

Ingredients:
8-10 cups watercress, trimmed
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 avocado, pitted and sliced
¼ cup dried cranberries
F&L orange-honey vinaigrette
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large bowl, combine watercress, oranges, avocado and cranberries. Drizzle about ½ cup of the vinaigrette over the salad; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt, pepper and additional vinaigrette, as desired.

Soup’s On Recipes

What a wet spring it has been so far: Rid yourself of the rainy day blues this week with our hearty housemade chicken posole soup crafted with Bella Luna chicken stock, chili peppers and hominy, plus sun-dried tomato Pomodoro bread and all the fixings for a bright Cara Cara orange and honey-lime salad to serve alongside. The week’s provisions also include spring produce such as cauliflower, radishes and golden beets, Portuguese white wine and a decadent dark chocolate and sea salt bar to enjoy for dessert. Enjoy!

Here are some recipe ideas for the week:

Cara Cara Orange Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.

Buttered Radishes with Poached Eggs
Tender radishes and shallots are topped with a silky poached egg for the perfect finish.

Cauliflower Purée
This creamy side dish from Martha Stewart is an excellent alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.

Herb-Roasted Cauliflower
Seasoned with parsley, garlic and lemon, this incredibly-easy cauliflower recipe is a keeper.

Roasted Golden Beet & Carrot Dip
This beautiful spread is delicious slathered on toasted bread.

Braised Radishes with Shallots
Tender and juicy, these beautiful radishes are accented by fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.

Mixed Summer Greens with Plums

This light salad is lovely topped with our housemade chive blossom vinaigrette.

Ingredients:
1 pound mixed salad greens
2-3 plums, washed, pitted and thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
Farm & Larder chive blossom vinaigrette
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
¼ cup goat cheese (optional)
Fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a large mixing bowl, toss salad greens with plum slices, avocado and slivered almonds. Drizzle with chive blossom vinaigrette, tossing to coat.

2. Transfer to serving platter and season with fresh ground pepper. If using, garnish with goat cheese crumbles.

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