Summer may have come to an end, which means one thing we can all look forward to: citrus. Winter is actually peak citrus season but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the sneak peek fall has to offer. In fact, we’re looking to sampling favorites such as blood oranges, kumquats and more in the crisp autumn months to come. And what better way to celebrate the coming of such a glorious season than with an exquisite Raw Citrus Salad? Tangy blood oranges, bittersweet grapefruits and juicy oranges make up this simple, unadorned salad that’s equally as gorgeous as it is colorful. We toss on fresh pomegranate arils for that extra crunch and drizzle on an easy homemade dressing to help bring out the sunshine flavors of all that wonderful citrus. And that, friends, is what beauty on a plate looks like!
While we look forward to berries in the summer, when it comes to seasonal produce, citruses are truly the stars of fall and wintertime. From gorgeous crimson Blood Oranges to huge Navel Oranges to sweet Meyer Lemons, the list of delicious varieties are almost limitless. These fruits are loaded with powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C and dietary fiber. Not only are they healthy for you, they’re also delicious and add a bright zing of flavor and succulent texture to virtually any dish. To explore more delicious varieties, browse through our extensive citrus selection.
Raw Citrus Salad
Yields: 4 servings
- 2 blood oranges
- 2 organic grapefruits
- 2 oranges
- 1 pomegranate, arils extracted
- 1/2 cup of mint leaves, chopped
- 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of sherry vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
- Juice of 1 organic lime
1. Cut and peel away the white pith from the blood oranges, organic grapefruits and oranges. Slice them into even-sized wheels.
2. Arrange the citrus wheels on a platter by overlaying them and varying the colors.
3. Sprinkle the pomegranate arils on top.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sherry vinegar, honey, lime juice and mint leaves.
5. Pour the dressing on top of the citrus salad. Enjoy fresh or chilled out of the refrigerator.