This winter fruit salad gets me so jazzed because it is delicious, healthy, and BEAUTIFUL! I just think it’s everything a fruit salad should be. Take freedom in using any type of orange (blood orange would be gorgeous!) as well as grapefruit, if you fancy.
T his salad will go wonderfully alongside more decadent dishes as the fresh citrus works as a nice contrast. The dressing is very simple, with some honey and a generous pinch of a few different warming spices. I used a mixture of mandarin, clementines, and navel oranges. Next time, I think I’ll try adding some super thinly sliced kumquats in there, too. Pomegranates sprinkled on top make the platter dazzle while also adding some nice tartness and texture.
I just cannot get over the beauty and aromas this season brings! Fresh citrus and warming spices make my heart swoon!
As you’re cutting away the skin from the citrus fruits, you’ll want to follow your eye along where the white pith meets the flesh, to ensure your knife is cutting away the white pith and not too much of the flesh. Here is where it makes a world of difference to use a good, sharp knife!
And here, I have a couple of remixed versions of this salad…
Simplified here with roughly cut oranges, and a few dashes of each spice, a splash of kombucha and a dollop of honey. Toss it, and you’re done!
Below, I marinaded the kumquats in the dressing overnight. Unreal, I tell you! Unreal!
The fruits noted below can be used as just a guideline, feel free to take creative freedom here! Also, check out how I remixed the recipe 2 different ways, at the end of the write-up above!
For the Dressing:
3 tablespoons kombucha
1 tablespoon honey
Generous pinch of allspice
Generous pinch of ground cardamom
Generous pinch of ground cloves
Generous pinch of cinnamon
3 navel oranges
3 Mandarin oranges
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Combine all ingredients for dressing, and whisk lightly. Set aside.
Cut away skin from all citrus fruits, removing the pith and as little of the flesh as possible. Once skin is removed, slice thinly, and arrange on a large platter.
Sprinkle pomegranate seeds atop the citrus fruits
Whisk the dressing once more, then spoon over the fruit salad.
Keywords: citrus, fruit salad, oranges, grapefruit, pomegranate, spices, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, easy, quick