By: Lower Sackville Family Care Centre Oct 27, 2012

How can I make a citrus salad?

This light salad can be served as a salad or dessert!

Serves 4

This is a very light, refreshing, beautiful salad that can be served as a side dish or dessert. The dressing for this salad also works well on salads made with mild flavoured baby greens, like baby spinach.

For dressing

  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root, peeled before grating
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Zest from 1 lime (about 1 teaspoon very finely grated peel)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For salad

  • 3 Cara Cara oranges, cut into segments
  • 2 navel oranges, cut into segments
  • 1 pink grapefruit, cut into segments
  • ¼ cup chopped mint leaves

Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a small mixing bowl and whisk well.

To make beautiful Cara Cara segments, use a sharp knife to cut the top (stem side) and bottom off the fruit. Set the fruit on its bottom and use your knife to cut away the rest of the peel, working from the top to bottom and rotating the fruit as you go until all of the peel has been removed. You want to remove all of the white pith as well. Cut out the segments, leaving behind the membrane that separates the segments. Place the segments in a medium mixing bowl.

Drain off any juice from the segments, and then add the mint and dressing. Use a spoon to mix gently. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 175 ⁄ Protein: 2 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 30 g ⁄ Fiber: 4 g ⁄ Sodium: 75 mg ⁄ Potassium: 325 mg Saturated fat: 0.5 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 4.5 g ⁄ Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 5 mg

Lower Sackville Family Care Centre is located inside the Atlantic Superstore on Sackville Street in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.  The clinic is committed to providing high quality, medical care in a clean and friendly environment with added convenience. Our clinic provides walk-in style medical service where patients can be treated by a qualified health care team. We understand our patients’ needs and treat all with care and respect.