Sunday, January 29, 2017

Citrus Rules

Winter Citrus Salad
One of my favorite things about winter is the citrus we have at our fingertips. What citrus I can’t find close to home, I can find at the local farmers market. For today’s post I thought I’d share a simple citrus salad. A salad that is so simple it’s almost a crime to write down an actual recipe. You can mix up the fruit, add or substitute a tangerine, clementine or another variety. Add another type of green, sprinkle with fresh coconut; the variations are endless.

Hope you have a chance to enjoy this deliciousness yourself, it’s almost a guarantee to chase those winter blues away. As an added plus they are loaded with vitamin C and other disease fighting antioxidants.


yield: 3 to 4print recipe

Winter Citrus Salad

Brighten up your cold winter day with a colorful citrus salad. It’s refreshing, tart, juicy and sweet.
prep time: 25 MINScook time: total time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 grapefruits
  • 2 Cara Cara oranges
  • 2 blood oranges
  • Handful of watercress
  • Radish sprouts for garnish
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey (for drizzling)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. With a knife, slice off the stem end and the bottom end of the fruit just until you can see the flesh/fruit. Cut away the peel and white pith of the citrus, then slice into rounds.
  2. Place the individual citrus slices on plates. Add watercress and garnish with radish sprouts. Drizzle with the honey.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

48 comments:

  1. Winter time is citrus time! The salad looks fantastic, Cheri.

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  2. We love citrus salad, Cheri - and I even picked up some cara-cara oranges at the market today. And yours is so beautiful, too!

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    1. Thanks David, I always feel so fortunate this time of year.

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  3. This salad was great. We are fortunate to have our lemon and grapefruit tree bear so much fruit. D

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  4. Simply refreshing. A delightful ease following all of your hard work in the marmalade making too!

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    1. Hi Peggy, much easier thats for sure, we go crazy this time of year with all the citrus, once in Oregon citrus isn't always easy to get.

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  5. A wonderful winter salad indeed! I think this could chase the blues away. Love the little drizzle of honey - absolutely perfect. Hope you have a wonderful week Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, we are fortunate this time of year to have so much citrus;)

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  6. I cannot wait for winter now to try citrus and watercress together.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, watercress and citrus is a match made in heaven.

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  7. Lovely oranges with a bit of honey certainly will chase away any winter blues or colds! =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, we have had a banner year in citrus that is for sure.

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  8. This looks wonderful, Cheri. No crime to write it down! D

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  9. Yum! I love all the citrus fruit around at this time of year.

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  10. Beautiful salad Cheri...and yes, I love the watercress on it...such a nice combination of flavors...
    Enjoy your week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, watercress is one of my favorites but not always available here. Take care!

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  11. We LOVE a winter salad like this- who wouldn't? Looks lovely!... and a drizzle of honey is a sweet touch, I bet it compliments the citrus flavors. Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks Anna and Liz, appreciate you stopping by.

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  12. Everyne needs some sunshine in their life and I think this could do it! Thanks Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, we certainly get our share of sunshine here in Phoenix. Lol!

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  13. As I said on Instagram, this is my all time favorite salad. Although I use a vinaigrette on mine, made with orange juice. It's gorgeous too, makes such a lovely presentation!

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    1. Hi Barbara, your vinaigrette sounds wonderful, that would be great on other salads as well.

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  14. I've been drooling over this since I saw it on Instagram - so beautiful and delicious sounding! I had my first cara cara orange when my husband and I visited Phoenix in late December - total game changer. Now I'm on the lookout for them because of how delicious they are :)

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    1. Hi Phi, I saw your travel post on Arizona, well done my friend. Isn't it pretty here?

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  15. One look at that salad and who wouldn't smile. I'm sure it would be terrific with any combo of citrus. Since all of the citrus trees in my neighborhood are dripping with fruit I don't see any excuse not to find out. GREG

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    1. That's right you probably have access to tons of citrus and maybe even avocadoes, I'm jealous. Thanks Greg!

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  16. This citrus salad is beautiful, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, we enjoyed this salad very much.

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  17. This is the second gorgeous citrus salad I've come across today. I think it's a sign--I need to make my own!!!

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    1. haha! I change my mind off and on each day about whats for dinner as I see what others have posted. Thanks, Liz!

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  18. I still have some blood oranges in my fridge, perfect for this delicious looking salad. I love the photo!

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, I had such a hard time with this photo, I took dozens of them. The plate came out darker than I wanted it too.

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  19. What a pretty and yummy looking citrus salad, Cheri. I can have this salad anytime of the year. Can't wait to try this :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, citrus certainly breaks up the winter doesn't it.

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  20. Cheri, I've been seeing a few gorgeous citrus salads on TV like yours right here and wishing I could have a platter. But I don't have the knife skills or patience I think! This really is so bright and pretty. Thanks for making and showing it to us! Enjoy your week.

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    1. Thanks Monica, that big white platter is hard to photograph, but the size is perfect for entertaining.

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  21. i always feel like i can't eat ENOUGH citrus during the winter--i'm never satisfied! this is as beautiful as it is nutritious and tasty. :)

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    1. Thanks Grace, citrus certainly does chase the winter blues away;)

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  22. This is citrus season in our town…they are picking oranges and grapefruit in the groves now. Your salad is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Karen, it's the same here in the southwest as well.

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  23. I'm really craving citrus these days so this is exactly what I need right now. At this time of year, I'm so ready for fresh and light. You're so lucky to have that wonderful produce near you, Cheri!
    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Robyn, we are enjoying our bounty and feel very fortunate;)

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