citrus salad citrus salad Israeli Kitchen Who says fruity salads have to wait till summer? (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Easy citrus salad

Some of the best salads in the world contain only a few ingredients and require minimal prep work.

  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes

If you're looking for a tasty way to brighten your winter, then look no further than this delicious salad made from grapefruit, oranges, and mint. It's super easy to make.

I love salads like this during the winter. I think they help fight off the gloom that can come from dark rainy days, over and over. Maybe it's the boost of Vitamin C. I also think the flavors help a lot.

There are some fun ways to hack this recipe. Replacing the agave with honey is one. I add in a splash of vanilla extract, too. Ground ginger is another nice addition.

Don't throw out those citrus peels! See below for a quick tip on how you can turn them into candy.


  • 3 large ruby red grapefruit
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh lime


Using a paring knife, trim the ends of all of the citrus fruit. Then cut off the peel, removing as much of the pitch as possible.

peeling grapefruitThe pitch of the fruit is the white layer under the skin. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Cut the fruit in half and then slice the halves into 1/4-inch slices. By the way, you don't have to discard all those peels. They can easily be turned into candy. Check out this video on how to create candied citrus peels.

Add the fruit slices and agave nectar to a mixing bowl and stir until the fruit is completely covered.

Chill the salad in the fridge for about an hour before serving.

Serve with fresh mint and lime.

Related Topics: Salads, Vegetarian

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