Salsa Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
From Salsa! by Sharon O'Connor
Composed of fresh salsa ingredients, the gorgeous salad is full of vibrant flavor.
In a large bowl, whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients. On a cutting board, cut the orange segments into bite-sized pieces. Transfer them to the vinaigrette bowl and add all the remaining ingredients. Stir to blend and set aside.
Arrange the radicchio or endive and the baby greens or lettuce among 4 plates. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the avocado, orange, jicama, and onion from the vinaigrette to the greens. Top with some tomatoes. Drizzle some vinaigrette over salad, and sprinkle the pepitas on top.
Spicy Toasted Pepitas
In a large dry skillet over medium heat, toss the seeds for about 5 minutes, or until they are light golden. Sprinkle the seeds with the sugar mixture and toss until glazed. Remove the pan from heat and let the seeds cool in the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.