Monday, February 11, 2008

Greens with Goat Cheese and Tangerine Vinaigrette

This is a winner salad. The goodies in it make it tempting to even non-salad lovers. The recipe tells you to take the membranes off the tangerine sections and squeeze them for juice. I tried it this way and also with the membranes on and it was fine and less work. Just juice a half of a tangerine and cut up the other sections into the salad. Do use the zest - it's worth the small effort. Use a microplane grater (available about everywhere now) for best results and to be sure to leave the bitter pith behind. Blood orange also works well in this recipe and are available in the markets right now. Don't be afraid of the goat cheese. A lot of people think this is stinky cheese, but it's not - it's more mild than feta and is delicious and buttery. Trader Joes carries an excellent brand. I also like their "Herb Salad Mix" as the greens in this salad.

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