Recipe For Citrus Salad

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Citrus Salad
Citrus Salad

This delightful winter salad contains all the goodness that oranges and grapefruit provide, and is perfect for keeping those winter colds away. The citrus segments add just the right note of sweet and sour, while the avocado adds the creaminess. The oranges actually alkalise our bodies, even though they’re acidic when we eat them. In mythology they were known as the fruits of the gods, and were probably the ‘golden apples’ that Hercules stole.

Citrus Salad - Extracted from All Sorts of Salads by Chantal Lascaris (Struik Lifestyle)
Citrus Salad – Extracted from All Sorts of Salads by Chantal Lascaris (Struik Lifestyle)

For those of you who have not been a part of my blogging life since 2009 might not know that Dave and I are building a house. It is probably the longest build project ever, but we are doing it ourselves and a lot of the things in the house are bespoke. When we moved to Gordons Bay in 2001 we could not agree on a house to buy. Dave sold a plot of land he owned on top of the mountain as we did not want to live there and we continued to rent in the old village of our area while we looked for a suitable parcel of land to buy. We found the perfect site in 2002, 500m from the beach but it was not for sale. We contacted our friendly estate agent and he found the owner and facilitated the purchase of the land. Wanting to have as small a mortgage as possible we took a bond out on the land, leaving us a nest egg for plans, permissions and utilities. In 2003 we dug the foundations and had them cast and then in 2004 we built a garage to live in. This is now known as the cottage. We have garage doors and downstairs there is a lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs is our bedroom and study. We have lived in this cottage and I have cooked in the tiny kitchen since February 2005 when we moved in. Since then we have been building our dream home. It is unique in design in that it is double volume and open plan. Downstairs are two guest bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a pub, lounge, dining room, kitchen and scullery. Upstairs is our bedroom, bathroom and study. We have sort of moved in to the living area of the house. We have our main dining room table here, with the antique dining room table in our lounge of the cottage. This has been moved so that Dave can park his car inside at night! We watch TV in the main lounge but I still watch TV in the cottage in the afternoons and when I am in the kitchen. We are slowly starting on getting the scullery done and I shall share photographs as we make progress. As we are eating in the house I like to prepare as much as I can in the new kitchen. This is not easy as all I have to work on is my butcher’s block and gas hob. To this end, one pot meals are the norm and simple salads are being served as side dishes. Winter does not mean the end to fresh ingredients and I made this citrus salad to accompany our dinner when the weather was not too cold. I did not expect Dave to like all the fruit in the salad but he loved it so much that I have continued to add orange segments to our salads since then.

Citrus Salad


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Recipe For Citrus Salad
 
This refreshing winter salad is all about the orange and grapefruit segments
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Ingredients
for the salad
  • 75g cos lettuce torn by hand into bite size pieces
  • 90g sugar snap peas, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 avocado peeled and chopped
  • 2 mini cucumbers thickly sliced
  • Segments of 2 oranges
  • Segments of 1 grapefruit
  • 20g walnuts, roughly chopped
for the dressing
  • 60mls olive oil
  • 5mls wholegrain mustard
  • 10mls lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
Method
for the salad
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large salad bowl or scatter on a serving plate
  2. Keep the avocado pip with the salad until you serve it to keep the avocado from browning
for the dressing
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. Whisk to combine
  3. Pour over the salad just before serving

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Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa and this recipe formed part of the review and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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30 thoughts on “Recipe For Citrus Salad

  1. I really love the salad, it looks fresh and bright!
    Oh my gosh, congrats on building a house! We live in an apartment in the city right now, I would love to have a house, eventually.
    Your house seems like it will be perfect! <3

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    1. I am sure you will get your dream home one day 🙂

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  2. What a lovely looking salad. As much as I enjoy oranges, I’ve never thought of putting them on my salads. Need to reconsider that 🙂 Anything with avocado is simply delicious! Good luck with the transition to your “proper” home.
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    1. Thanks Rosemary 🙂

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  3. What a fabulous salad Tandy, love the dressing too! How exciting it must be to build your own home. What
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    1. It is very exciting Cheri 🙂

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  4. Beautiful salad!! I feel like adding grapefruit to anything instantly makes it prettier. Loving this combination 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sues 🙂

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  5. Wow what a project and living arrangement, yes pics please 🙂 A lovely salad to feel the summer warmth. So how cold does it get where you are in winter?

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    1. Not as cold as you! Today we will have a high of 52F and a low of 32F 🙂

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  6. This salad is beautiful Tandy! My Dave doesn’t love fruit in his salads, but I bet I could sneak some oranges in there and see if he approved 😉
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    1. I was surprised when my Dave told me he liked this as he also is not a fan of fruit in salads 🙂

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  7. Your new place sounds exciting!

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    1. Thanks Liz 🙂

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  8. Salads like this are perfect; love serving up fruit with my salads!
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    1. This is my new favourite 🙂

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  9. Ok – so now I understand to goings back and forth between the house and cottage. Necessity is the mother of invention so I can understand why this salad may make a regular appearance.
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    1. Glad it is all making sense now 🙂

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  10. This citrus salad looks so refreshing and flavorful. A perfect light meal for summer. I bet oranges and passion fruit must have tasted amazing together.
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    1. I shall have to try it with passion fruit next time 🙂

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  11. Lovely fresh salad. And oh how I empathise with the situation of living in a work in progress! It will be perfect once you’ve finished your dream home.
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    1. Thanks Tanya, I am sure it will be close to perfect 🙂

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  12. What a beautiful salad! We grow citrus in our yard so putting this together will be a snap – just have to wait for our winter!
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    1. I hope you enjoy it Tammy 🙂

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  13. I never used to like fruit in salads, but I have really gotten in to it this summer. Grapefruit is especially good in a salad.
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    1. I am loving grapefruit with everything this winter 🙂

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  14. I can’t wait til Winter is over to eat this although I think I’d love this now too 😀
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    1. It is very much a winter salad 🙂

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  15. I am so in love with this salad, it’s pretty and it has medicinal properties too. 🙂
    Will be sure to grab the fruit from the market, will be nice to have this rather than another stodgy winter feed.

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    1. It is my new favourite 🙂

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