Ingredients

Salad:
1 large head Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
2 cups fresh spinach, torn into bite-size pieces
3 large navel oranges
1 OSO Sweet or other sweet onion, peeled
3 red apples, cored and diced
1 star fruit, thinly sliced (optional)
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
4 rounds pita bread, cut into wedges and toasted
Sweet Onion-Orange Vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons reserved orange juice
1/4 cup reserved minced OSO Sweet or other sweet onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons dijon-style mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/3 cup salad oil

Directions

1. Prepare salad: In a large salad bowl, place greens. Peel oranges over a medium bowl to catch juices; cut between membranes to section. Reserve juice for vinaigrette; add sections to salad bowl. Mince 1/8 sweet onion, reserve for vinaigrette. Cut remaining onion into thin slices. Add onion, apple and star fruit to salad. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
2. Prepare vinaigrette: In a bowl, whisk together orange juice, sweet onions, vinegar, mustard and honey. Gradually whisk in oil until well-blended. Add to salad and toss well; serve with toasted pita wedges.

This delightful winter salad takes advantage of fresh oranges and OSO Sweet onions, both in season this time of year.

Sweet Onion Salad with Onion-Orange Vinaigrette
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