orange-cardamom salad dressing

penne with roasted eggplant and a tomato chard sauce, rainbow chard salad with caramelized red onion and an orange cardamom dressing, garlic toast

This salad dressing was so unbelievably easy to make and delicious. Our friend Jocelynn got me a Magic Bullet for my birthday, and it is such a great tool for salad dressings! Any blender will do, or even a fork if you are low-tech like that.

Orange-Cardamom Salad Dressing

1 small mandarin orange or clementine, peeled and sectioned, seeds removed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar (we used orange muscat champagne vinegar, but ANY vinegar will work – wine vinegar might be nice)
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cardamom
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Mix together and serve over greens.