Orange romaine sesame salad is a fresh and light salad for summer! A tasty citrus dressing is the finishing touch!
Our refrigerator decided it wants to retire. We knew our old friend was getting tired when the temperature started creeping up in spite of the fact that the knob was turned all the way to “coldest.”
And we can’t have that – it’s salad season! I need ice cold lettuce and cabbage and greens. I also don’t need to get sick from spoiled food. So on Friday morning a new refrigerator will be delivered, and I’m hoping that the new one will be a lot more reliable. I’m excited – a new fridge! (I know I sound like a big nerd, but I love getting new appliances).
Anyway, back to salad season. We were on a big salad kick a couple of weeks ago, and this colorful orange romaine sesame salad was Darryl’s favorite.
This orange romaine sesame salad is perfect for a hot day – the romaine lettuce and cabbage is nice and crisp, and the oranges and dressing are refreshingly juicy and sweet. Plus, it’s simple to throw together. The dressing is easy to make, and you just need to chop the lettuce and cabbage. Sectioning the oranges takes a minute, but that’s not difficult at all. If you aren’t sure how to do that, this video is helpful.
Orange Romaine Sesame Salad.
For the dressing:
- ½ cup orange juice
- ⅓ cup organic canola oil
- 2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
- ¾ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
For the salad:
- 2 hearts of romaine sliced
- 1 cup red cabbage sliced thin
- 5 green onions chopped
- 3 oranges peeled and sectioned
- ½ Tablespoon sesame seeds
Place all the dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake well until combined.
Place the romaine, red cabbage, and green onions in a large bowl and toss.
Add the oranges and the dressing and toss to coat.
Sprinkle additional sesame seeds on top if desired.
What’s your favorite summer salad?
Light and delicious :-)
Strength and Sunshine
Classic Asian flavor! Love it!
So sorry to hear about your fridge but yay for a brand new one that shall keep all your veggies nice and crisp!! Oranges..please stay this juicy all year round!!
I have been ALL over salad season the last few weeks! Will need to add this to my list.
Ugh, I wouldn’t know how to go on without a fridge! Hope everything is back in order!
Yes, our new fridge is here and working well now! Hooray!
NOOOOOOOOO! My fridge pooped out about a month ago. We were able to salvage most food thank goodness, hope the same goes for you! BTW this salad is so gorgeous & looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it & love the Anthro plate :)
Thank you so much, Rebecca! Yes, everything was ok, and we have our new fridge now!
This looks so fresh and tasty! Perfect for summer, pinning!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
We’re in the same boat! But our fridge is getting too cold, not matter how warm we make the knob. All my produce is coming out with ice crystals on it. Yuck! I think it’s almost time for a new fridge for us too. I’m hoping there will be a nice sale around 4th of July. I have my eyes on a nice bottom freezer one : ) This salad sounds delicious Kelly!
Hope you find a good deal! We lucked out and found a nice one on sale!
Ahhh bummer about the old refrigerator, but yaaaaay for the new one!! Hope it does all sorts of cool things other than refrigerate, like make you coffee in the morning. That would be my dream, anyway! This salad is goooorgeous!!
Thank you, Julia!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Kelly, this salad looks so gorgeous! I love the sesame seeds in here. And those oranges look like the perfect touch!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven
Yay for a new fridge AND for super-gorgeous salads like this one! Orange salads are one of my sumer favorites!