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Arugula and Watercress Salad with Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing

Arugula and watercress salad in a bowl
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8 servings
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This salad of arugula and watercress, dressed with a light orange-poppy seed dressing, makes the perfect nest for the individual carved racks of lamb. This dressing would also be terrific tossed with a light luncheon salad of grilled shrimp, scallops, and baby greens! We love this salad with fresh arugula straight from the garden!

2 tablespoons honey
1-1/4 teaspoons grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 bunch arugula, washed and lower stems removed (about 1-1/2 packed cups)
1 bunch watercress, washed, with lower stems removed (about 3 packed cups)
  1. In a bowl, whisk together honey, grated orange zest, orange juice, poppy seeds, vinegar, and salt. 
  2. Gradually whisk in olive oil. 
  3. Toss watercress and arugula in a large bowl. 
  4. Before serving, add just enough dressing to coat the greens; toss to mix well.
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