Citrus and Cacao Nib Salad

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Citrus and Cacao Nib Salad
Taza Chocolate

Citrust and Cacao Nib Salad

This salad has an excellent balance of crunchy, tangy, and creamy, with the orange juice and cacao nibs working to create an exciting flavor profile of chocolate and orange.

4
Servings
283
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup good-quality olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Taza Roasted Cacao Nibs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 Cups mild salad greens, such as mesclun or red leaf lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Ounces fresh goat cheese

Directions

In a food processor, blend the orange juice, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, nibs, and salt until emulsified. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the greens, peppers, and avocado. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss. Sprinkle with the goat cheese and serve.

Salad Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Salad Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
307µg
34%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.9%
Vitamin C
140mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
99µg
100%
Calcium
57mg
6%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
95µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
95µg
24%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
48mg
12%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
120mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
590mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.4%
Sodium
159mg
7%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.2%
Zinc
0.9mg
6.1%

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