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Recipe: Citrus Salad With Dates and Walnuts

Serves 4

½ cup chopped dates

Boiling water

4 tablespoons blood orange or Clementine juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

Salt to taste

¼ red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup Clementine, blood orange or red grapefruit segments

5 cups salad greens

½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

In a heatproof bowl, cover the dates with boiling water; let sit for 5 minutes. Strain, reserving 1 teaspoon of the liquid. Place the reserved liquid in a bowl and add the juice, olive oil, vinegar, cumin and salt to taste. Add the dates, onion and Clementine segments; toss with greens and nuts and serve.

Adapted from Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine, December 2012 issue

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