Lately, I have been topping all my salads with fresh orange and absolutely loving it. With the citrus season in full effect, oranges are incredibly juicy and sweet right now making them the perfect salad topping. The other day I threw together some ingredients and ended up with one amazing lunch. Thus, I had to recreate it and share it with you all today. Here is my latest salad: everything spiced salad with fresh orange, avocado, everything spiced croutons, pesto cannellini beans all with an orange honey mustard vinaigrette. I promise you, this combination is insanely delicious.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
This everything spiced salad doesn’t have too many ingredients but every single one shines. There are only two components that need to be cooked: everything spiced croutons and the pesto cannellini beans. Don’t worry! Even these elements are incredibly easy to prepare.
Prepare everything spiced croutons just as you would normal croutons but with the addition of everything spice. I love using brioche but you can swap it out for any bread you prefer. Some of the spices might come off after baking but you can recycle them and top them on your salad later on.
For the cannellini beans, I used store-bought pesto to save some time. Simply warm up the beans and season them with lemon juice, pesto, salt, and pepper.
If you’re making this everything spiced salad during citrus season, go wild with the fruits! Use cara cara oranges, blood orange, navel oranges, or even grapefruit and they would all work beautifully.
Blend together the ingredients for the orange honey mustard dressing, throw together your salad and lunch is ready to be served. I love a little extra everything spice right on top for garnish. Without a doubt, my current favorite salad!
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