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A salad to impress!

on 20/12/2015

This is a lovely, easy to compose & sexy salad! This plate full of deliciousness looks amazing & the colors are just right,…Enjoy!


A sexy salad!

This is a very festive salad to enjoy at Christmas. It is best enjoyed with the company of your other half & a good glass of Champagne Brut. MMM!
Recipe: For 2 persons


* For the salad:

2 oranges

10-12 white asparagus, not too thick, peeled & cleaned

100 gr thinly sliced smoked duck slices

2 ripe figs, cut into 4 parts orso

a bag of mixed young salad leaves

* For the dressing:

the juice of 1/2 of the oranges above, measure out 1 tablespoon orange juice for the dressing

2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon of tangy cranberry sauce/ I use home-made

1 tablespoon of a fruity extra virgin olive oil

black pepper, finely grinned

Maldon sea salt


  1. Cut your orange with peel on into 2. Take a bowl & juice half the part of the orange in here. Set aside. The other part, peel it & remove white skins & discard the pits. Cut into segments a remove the inner skin. Place into a bowl. The other orange, peel it; cut into segments too & discard the white bits & pits.
  2. Make the dressing. Take a small jam pot & add olive oil, orange juice from the 1/2 orange & 2 teaspoons cranberry sauce. Season with Maldon sea salt & some grins of black pepper. Place fitted jam lid on & shake your jam pot up & down & again. Taste the dressing! You must taste the tangy cranberry & the sweetness of the orange.
  3. At the same time, boil your white asparagus into hot water until cooked through & tender. Drain well. Keep warm.
  4. Take 2 clean white serving plates & plate up! Place a small handful of the young salad leaves all over the base of each plate. Place onto each plate, 4 fig wedges. Place about 5 white cooked asparagus on top of each plate. Arrange your orange segments onto each plate as well, about 6 per plate. Finally, arrange your smoked duck slices on top of your salad, onto each plate. One last time, shake your dressing up & down into the fitted jam pot. Drizzle the dressing in a circle all over the top of the salad, onto the 2 plates. Pop your champagne & pour it into 2 cool champagne glasses & enjoy with your loved one! MMMM!β™₯Β Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!! Get my first Free E-Book: Healthy Vegan Christmas!


20 responses to “A salad to impress!

  1. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,

    What a colourful salad. It seems that the winter is gone and the spring is in the air.
    Yumi, yumi!

  2. Liz says:

    Very very sexy indeed and the colour combination is superb. I love the addition of white asparagus.

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚ You can find them near Christmas time in the more upmarket supermarkets! πŸ˜‰

  3. What a beautiful winter salad! Love those fresh figs.

  4. That salad is so pretty on the plate.

  5. Looks lovely, would be a great started on Xmas

  6. skd says:

    Stunning Salad Sophie πŸ‘ Especially love the berry dressing.

  7. Ina Gawne says:

    I love the ingredients in this salad Sophie – great flavor combinations! Yummm! πŸ™‚

  8. hotlyspiced says:

    The salad is very colourful and so festive. I do love fresh figs in a salad. Merry Christmas, Sophie, to you and all your family xx

  9. lucylox says:

    So beautiful. Happy Christmas dear Sophie πŸŽ„

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Lucy! Merry Christmas to you with lots of foodie goodies, great foods & lovely presents too! xxx

  10. Sean & Linda says:

    This sexy salas, we mae it! πŸ™‚ It is excellent with Champagen! we agree! xxx

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