Blood Orange and Spinach Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Looking for a unique salad to make for a fancy dinner? Adding blood oranges and jalapeno vinaigrette to fresh spinach will wow your guests.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 4 blood oranges, divided

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 cups loosely packed fresh spinach

  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate arils

  • 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  1. Zest 2 blood oranges and juice 1 blood orange. Combine zest, juice, rice vinegar, oil, honey, jalapeno, and mustard in a blender. Blend dressing until smooth and season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.

  2. Peel and remove pith from remaining 2 blood oranges and slice horizontally.

  3. Divide spinach evenly among 4 salad plates. Divide sliced blood orange evenly over spinach. Top salad with pomegranate arils, pecans, bacon, and feta cheese. Drizzle each salad evenly with vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
23g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 100mg 501%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 581mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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