Winter Citrus Salad

Posted by Olivia on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Winter Citrus Salad

It may be cold and snowy outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat hot porridge and stew 7 days a week.

A great way to sneak sunshine into the wintry days is by enjoying fresh citrus like oranges and clementines. They’re available year-round and actually boost your immunity during the flu season by pumping out strong doses of vitamin C and phytochemicals. Eating citrus in January perks up your drab winter plate and adds a bit of otherwise lacking color to the season.

Our Winter Citrus Salad is a palette of color on your plate, ripe with pinks, purples, and greens. Finished off with an ever-fresh dressing of our Blood Orange Olive Oil and White Balsamic Vinegar, it’s a clean and crisp dish capable of perking up any gray winter day.


Ingredients
  • 1 head green & purple bib lettuce, torn
  • 2 oranges, peeled, cut into rounds
  • 1 avocado, pitted, sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced into very thin round rings
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, torn
  • ¼ cup sliced pitted green and black olives
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. Combine lettuce, oranges, avocado, onion, cilantro, and olives in a medium bowl; gently mix.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour over salad and toss gently. Serve immediately.

Notes: Makes 4 servings.

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