Starting 2012 Happy & Healthy with an Orange-Spinach-Arugula Salad

by Kirsten on January 3, 2012 · 9 comments

in Salads, Soups & Salads

015+a8 Starting 2012 Happy & Healthy with an Orange Spinach Arugula Salad

Welcome to a New Year of mouthwatering recipe ideas at “My German the Rockies”. Hope you all had a good start into 2012.

Here are my very best wishes to you my friends and readers with a fresh and healthy orange-spinach-arugula salad. The salad is served with  tasty apricot vinaigrette and topped with toasted crunchy hazelnuts.

Hope you enjoy this orange-spinach-arugula salad as much as I did. It is outstanding!

032+a+ +Copy Starting 2012 Happy & Healthy with an Orange Spinach Arugula Salad

Orange-Arugula-Spinach Salad  

Prep time: 15 min.
Total time: 15 min.
Yield: 4.


  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) organic apricot preserve
  • 1 organic fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) organic extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 5-6 cups organic spinach-arugula sald mix
  • 1organic orange, pelled, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red onion, small, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped


  1. Whisk marmalade, lemon juice and olive oil in a smaller bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a big salad bowl mix the greens and onions with the oranges and the vinaigrette. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Serve immediately.
042+b Starting 2012 Happy & Healthy with an Orange Spinach Arugula Salad

I would like to send some special thanks to my food blogger friend Karen from “Savoury Table” for the gorgeous spoons you see in the pictures. I just love them! Karen gave them to me as an early Christmas present. Thanks so much foodie friend.

The recipe is adapted from

pixel Starting 2012 Happy & Healthy with an Orange Spinach Arugula Salad


Carla January 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm

OOh this looks good. I have arugula in the garden and citrus is ready on our trees. I will add this recipe to my file and make it this weekend. Your picture is gorgeous!

Tini January 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Spinach and Arugula are truly good partners. Happy New Year!

Liebe Grüße


cookiesandcrystal – Mein Food Blog

Jo January 5, 2012 at 3:30 am

Looks very healthy. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

Pacheco Patty January 5, 2012 at 12:14 am

I love the color of the orange sections mixed into your arugula spinach salad, it's going on my 'to make' list!

Susan January 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

How refreshing that looks and so good for you. I could use some good health in 2012! XOXO

Karen (Back Road Journal) January 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Happy New Year. I love your salad…it is one of my favorites.

EliFla January 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

happy new Healthy year!!! hugs, Flavia

Boulder Locavore January 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

Happy New Year and what a great way to start it! I laughed when I read this as we are having a 'like minds' moment. Be on the watch in a few days. I too found myself exiting December craving healthy tasty food like this. I love all the flavors you picked; simply beautiful Kirsten. And the spoons….! What a wonderful gift!

Comments on this entry are closed.

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: