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This Citrus Salad is a bright combination of citrus fruits lightly dressed in a honey sweetened, tangy vinaigrette and topped with crunchy pistachios. 

Mixed-Citrus-Salad served on an oval platter

I’ve told you about my friend Barb before; remember the girl who goes all out for parties? Well this party was for her daughter’s engagement, so you can imagine. It was elegant and lovely just like Barb and Lily.

When Barb asked me to bring a fruit salad for the party spread, I wanted to make something fresh, colorful, lively. A mixed Citrus Salad was just right.

I’ll warn you that there is no covering poor quality fruit with this. The salad will be as good as the the oranges and grapefruit that you use, so choose carefully. When you find juicy, ripe citrus fruits you’ll be rewarded with one of the most refreshing and beautiful salads you could hope for.

I love to pair this with rich dishes like Sweet Potato HashBreakfast Quiche or Baked Eggs and Breakfast Potatoes.

Mixed Citrus Salad with Honey Lemon Mint Vinaigrette and Pistachios

Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Salad
Calories: 112
Servings: 8 people
If you can’t find a Meyer lemon, a standard lemon will work just add an extra teaspoon or two of honey.

Ingredients  

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 Meyer lemon juiced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 cara cara oranges
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1/3 cup roasted shelled pistachios coarsely chopped

Instructions 

For the Vinaigrette:

  • Whisk lemon juice, honey and fresh mint together in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, add olive oil in a slow stream. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

For the Salad

  • Use a sharp knife to slice top and bottom ends of an orange. Then, following the contour of the fruit, cut off the peel and pith in strips. Turn orange on its side and slice into very thin rounds. Repeat with remaining citrus fruits arranging them on a serving platter as you go.
  • Drizzle vinaigrette over salad then sprinkle with pistachios. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 49.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Valentina says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love winter citrus dishes, and the pistachios are the icing on the cake. ~Valentina

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      Thank you, Valentina!