Mixed Green Salad with Oranges, Dried Cranberries and Pecans

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Mixed Green Salad with Oranges, Dried Cranberries and Pecans

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 min + marinating time

Cook Time: 3 min

Ingredients:

1 cup + 3 tablespoons orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
6 tablespoons dried cranberries
3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
6 cups mixed baby greens
3 medium oranges, peel and white pith removed, segmented
3/4 cup pecans, toasted

Directions:

1. Bring 1 cup orange juice to simmer in heavy small saucepan. Remove from heat. Mix in dried cranberries. Let stand until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain well; discard soaking juice.

2. Whisk oil, vinegar, orange peel and remaining 3 Tablespoons orange juice in small bowl to blend. Mix in cranberries. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving).

3. Place greens in large bowl. Toss with 2/3 of the dressing. Divide greens among 6 plates. Add orange segments to bowl; toss with remaining dressing. Top salads with orange segments and pecans

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Bon Appetit)