Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tangelo Vinaigrette


We've recently started getting a CSA box and I love that it challenges us to make new things. This is just an easy vinaigrette recipe.

Tangelo Vinaigrette
1/2 cup tangelo juice (or orange juice)
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tbs honey
1 shallot (1 medium size bulb? clove? or 2 small)
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup walnut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)

Blend the first 6 ingredients and then leaving your blender on, add the oil in slowly.


I used a very mildly flavored walnut oil but EVOO would be perfect with this.


We used tangelos and shallots from our CSA box and the honey is homemade.

This is honey from our Auntie Birdie and Uncle Bud's (and their dog Bodhi's) bees.

Birdie, Bud and Bodhi's Bees! Say that 5 times fast.


I served it with a salad made of baby greens, pea flowers, toasted walnuts and tangelo segments.


Originally I thought we were getting arugula flowers but after googling I noticed they didn't look like arugula flowers.


As I was pulling the flowers, I noticed this.

I thought about not mentioning it to B. He had tasted them the first day and said they tasted like pea tendrils. He told me we should saute them. I told him they were supposed to be arugula flowers and we should add them to salad.


I threw them on the salad anyway. Pretty, no?


By the way, I have loads of citrus right now. I decided to juice some and you can expect some more citrus recipes coming up.

Left to right you see lime juice, tangelo juice and lemon juice.

I also have oranges, madarin orange and tangerines... any recipe suggestions?


  1. YUM.
    We have a ton of citrus too. Oranges, Grapefruit, Myer lemons and limes.
    I'll be looking forward to more recipes.

  2. Love the arugula blossoms and pea tendrils! Look so yummy.


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