Winter Citrus Salad

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A fabulous salad for citrus lovers! The Winter Citrus Salad, shared by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh citrus any time of the year, including during its peak season – winter. Use this recipe year round to bring the bright, sweet flavors of citrus to your plate. 

Serves 4
Serving Size: 2 cups (481 grams)
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 small clove Garlic – minced or pressed
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salad:

  • 1 large head Bibb Lettuce (Little Gem, Boston or Living Lettuce) – leaves separated and cut into large chiffonade
  • 4 citrus fruits a combination of blood orange, pink grapefruit, navel orange, clementine, Cara Cara orange or mandarin orange , supreme cut
  • 1 Avocado, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 small Shallot – thinly sliced
  • ½ English (Seedless) Cucumber – thinly sliced
  • Handful Fresh Mint or Parsley – torn
  • ½ Cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 Cup Walnuts – toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Directions:

  1. Make the dressing: In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake together the orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, honey, Dijon and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. While whisking, stream in the olive oil. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper and adjust for sweetness with more honey if desired. (Dressing will keep in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for a week.)
  2. Assemble the salad: Layer lettuce with oranges, avocado, shallots, cucumber and fresh herbs. Sprinkle with pomegranate, walnuts and crispy chickpeas.
  3. To serve: Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Serving Size: 2 cups (481 grams)
  • Vegetables: 1.11 cup
  • Fruits: 1.23 cups
  • Calories: 548.85
  • Carbohydrates: 57 grams
  • Fiber: 13 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Fat: 36 grams
  • Sodium: 310 mg
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