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Citrus Salad

Look for stunningly red-fleshed blood oranges, which are just coming into season, to make this salad.

Ingredients: 

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DRESSING

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2 Tbs. agave syrup
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1 ½ Tbs. lime or lemon juice
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1 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
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½ tsp. salt
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¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

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SALAD

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2 oranges or blood oranges
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1 grapefruit
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1½ cups coarsely chopped arugula
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1 shallot, peeled, thinly sliced crosswise, and loosened into strands (¼ cup)
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2 Tbs. coarsely chopped mint leaves
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2 Tbs. crushed roasted peanuts or dry-roasted almond slivers, for garnish
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1 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions: 

To make Dressing:

1. Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Taste for balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, adjusting seasonings as necessary. Set aside.

To make Salad:

2. Slice ends off oranges and grapefruit. Stand fruit on cutting board, and slice away skin and pith from outside with knife. Cut fruit segments from membranes, and transfer to bowl; toss lightly with arugula, shallot, and mint. Toss with Dressing. Serve garnished with peanuts and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
142
Protein: 
3 g
Total Fat: 
3 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
Carbohydrates: 
27 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
427 mg
Fiber: 
3 g
Sugar: 
20 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

I serve this salad as part of our dinner this evening. It was absolutely delicious! I added a little more arugula and mint then suggested and it was just perfect. Such a nice way to use the wonderful blood oranges. I'll be making this one again.

I've made this twice in as many days, even though it takes a while to cut the citrus away from the membranes. It is totally worth it. First time I used grapefruit, tangerines and pomelo. Second time just grapefruit and pomelo. The bitter citrus with arugula, chopped almonds and savory dressing are out of this world!

Delicious!