This citrus salad takes 15 minutes or less to prepare, helps you get to that Vitamin C, shows your friends you can handle a little fancy knifework, and is a simple showstopper. It is also great for having friends over for dinner or an easy snack at work (throw it in a mason jar)! It can go on top of a green salad to brighten it up!
Simple Citrus Salad
1 large grapefruit
2 cara cara oranges
2 navel orange
4 “cutie’s” or clementines
1/2 cup blueberries (optional)
Extra virgin olive oil
Seasalt or salt flakes
1 tablespoon of packed chopped fresh herb (optional, mint is very delicious with the citrus)
*Note: choose the citruses you like best, have at home, or are on sale! Blood oranges are beautiful, mandarins are superb, and calamansis are for the daring.
Sharp knife & cutting board
Segmenting Citrus--grapefruit and cara cara oranges
-Even out the bottom and the top of the citrus by slicing off ~¼ inch. You just want to skim the tips of the segments, revealing the bright inside. Remove the rind by cutting and following the curve of the citrus from top to bottom leaving behind the beautiful, bright segments with no skin. Hold the citrus in your hand and use the knife to remove each segment out of its membrane. Check out this helpful video!
Horizontal Cuts--navel oranges and clementines
-Even out the bottom and the top of the navel orange by slicing off ~¼ inch. You just want to skim the tips of the segments. Remove the rind by cutting and following the curve of the citrus. Cut the navel orange into horizontal pieces about ¼-⅓ inch thick. For the clementines, peel off the rind using hands. Turn onto its side and cut horizontal pieces.
Place citrus and blueberries on serving plate or in a bowl and drizzle with a generous tablespoon of olive oil. Salt! Add fresh chopped herbs (optional). Enjoy!
Notes & Tips
-Choose which citrus to segment and which to cut horizontally. Does not need to match above process.
-Can also use a citrus flavored olive oil. Or if craving a bit more tang, dress with olive oil and vinegar.
-Microplane zest from any rinds to add a bit of color and flavor!