Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

Today is the first day of spring and what better way to kick it off than with a citrus salad! Where I live, it has felt like spring for a few weeks now, so I have been getting excited lately. 

I don’t have a favourite season. I actually look forward to each new season about a month before it starts. For me, every season has something to count on.

Near the end of autumn, I am looking forward to snow and winter. I love the dark and quiet nights of winter. Sometimes it is so quite I swear I can hear snowflakes hit the ground. The way the snow looks on the trees, and the sound of the neighbours shovelling all around me, are just some simple things I truly enjoy in winter.

Mid summer, I dream of cooler evenings and the dark morning’s of autumn. I love walking during a warm fall evening and you can hear the crunch of the leaves under your feet as you walk and you can almost smell the fallen leaves as they turn into nothing into the ground.

Around May, I am ready for the heat of summer and long nights around a campfire. As much as I enjoy the quiet and dark of winter, I equally enjoy the bright and loud summer. Daylight until 9 or 10 in the evening and the sound of neighbours BBQing or playing ball, makes summer sound alive and exciting.

Then in January I am ready to retire the winter jacket and take out the hoodie or fleece. The sun is in a different position in the sky so the snow is melting at almost every temperature. Minus 10 feels not too shabby; plus 10 feels amazing! There are puddles everywhere as the winter melts and soon green buds will be popping out of the ground and off the end of trees.

Basically I am ready for the season’s change a few months before it happens, and I look forward to something in every season. Most of all, each season brings different types of produce and recipe opportunities and this is what this blog is about: food!

This salad highlights the spring flavours that I have been playing around with these past couple weeks. I found a few recipes online for a citrus salad, and did a mix-mash to make this one, and oh.my.goodness. I love it! I hope you do too! And if you are reading this is it isn’t spring, trust me… this salad is good in all seasons! 

Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

Gather your ingredients and feel free to use some substitutions. Use any citrus you like; I used a pink grapefruit, a navel orange and a mandarine orange. Try adding blood orange, pomelo or maybe a clementine! 

Also, if you don’t have blood orange olive oil or avocado oil, use olive oil. Same for the champagne vinegar; you can use white wine vinegar instead. 

Citrus Salad

Start by making the dressing. Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Set aside. 

Citrus Salad

Segment the citrus fruits and cut into bite sized chunks. Toss citrus into a bowl. Add in chopped avocado, sliced fennel, minced red onion and chopped mint, and mix well. Add in the dressing, toss and serve! 

Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

A delicious and refreshing salad made with fresh citrus, avocado, fennel and mint!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Chews and Brews

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp. blood orange olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp. champagne wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Salad

  • 1 mandarine orange peeled, segmented and cut into chunks
  • 1 navel orange peeled, segmented and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 ruby red grapefruit peeled, segmented and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 fennel bulb cut into quarters and sliced thin
  • 1/2 avocado cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp. red onion minced

Instructions

  1. Start by making the dressing. Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Set aside.
  2. Segment the citrus fruits and cut into bite sized chunks. Toss citrus into a bowl.
  3. Add in chopped avocado, sliced fennel, minced red onion and chopped mint, and mix well.
  4. Add in the dressing, toss and serve!
Do you have a favourite season?  

Citrus Salad

2 thoughts on “Citrus Salad

  1. OMG my stomach is growling looking at this beautiful plate of food and it’s only 9am!! Lol I had a diced up chicken breast, mixed with spinach and butternut squash with some coconut oil. And a dozen black organic olives on the side. Yes, all that for my Friday morning breakfast! Yay, to the 1st day of Spring!

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