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Spinach Salad in Orange Dressing With Pine Nuts

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“A very nice low-fat salad from Rosie Daley. I've also made this substituting the balsamic vinegar with a Champagne vinegar that was good too.”

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  1. Peel the oranges and remove the white pith.
  2. Over a bowl positioned to catch the juice, separate the segments of each orange from the membrane with a sharp knife, discarding the seeds, and set them aside.
  3. Squeeze the residual juice from the membranes into the bowl and reserve.
  4. Combine the spinach and watercress in a mixing bowl.
  5. Put the pine nuts in a small saute pan and cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the nuts are golden brown.
  6. Transfer the pine nuts to a small bowl.
  7. Put the shallots, garlic, vinegars, and reserved orange juice into the saute pan.
  8. Bring to a boil over low heat.
  9. Stir in the black pepper, then pour the dressing over the spinach and watercress.
  10. Toss to coat.
  11. Arrange the mixture on salad plates, spoon orange segments atop each, and garnish with the pine nuts and, if you like, orange wheels.

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