A bright spot in the February gloom is the appearance of blood oranges in the produce sections of stores. Sometimes they are lightly red in spots and other times you strike it lucky and find a blood orange that really is the appropriate color. The extra acidity and tartness of these oranges screams salad! Again, the best organic mesclun mix comes from our Takoma Park farm market. This salad with its bright flavors provides the perfect contrast to the unctuous echos of the rabbit course.
Blood Orange Cranberry Salad
Arrange greens in a serving bowl. Distribute the rest of the ingredients artistically on top. In a separate bowl place dressing ingredients and whisk to emulsify. Allow to rest for 20 minutes to combine flavors. Present salad to the diners and re-whisk dressing and toss at the table.