The sun has finally returned to Southern California! I swear, we were still using our heater up until last week! So strange! But I’m happy for the warmer weather because it means grilling and eating dinner outside! My mom is growing veggies, but they won’t be ready until late summer, but she does have lemon and orange trees (well, it’s her neighbors’ trees that hang over the fence, but she trades her avocados for them), so I went over and picked some fruit for a spring Citrus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. This vinaigrette is so good! It has a bit of garlic and lemon pepper, so it’s a bit spicy, but with the all the citrus flavoring, and it’s perfect for spring!
I used our fruit picker to pick the lemons. It’s harder than it looks! You have to try to not take the whole tree off with the fruit (oops!) and not shake the tree so much that fruit just falls off. My mom got the picker for her avocado tree, but the avocados aren’t doing as well this year because of the drought. Hopefully, with all the rain we received, we’ll be eating lots of guacamole next year.
Do you have any citrus trees in your yard? Or your neighbor’s yard? If so, you should definitely try this Citrus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing! It’s super simple to make with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. But a quick stop to the store for some oranges, lemons, and garlic is easy, too!
The salad is just a simple salad with arugula, oranges, walnuts, and feta cheese.
And, here’s the recipe for the salad dressing:
What else would you include in this salad? Let me know in a comment below! I’m always looking for fresh, new ideas!