Citrus Salad with Nuts + Seeds

Here’s a recipe for a citrus salad I developed for The Spice Way – San Diego last month. It’s featured on their blog and I even demoed it in-store at their 2nd Anniversary event — maybe you caught the FB live stream? If not, I’ve included it at the bottom of the post. I love this recipe because it’s easy, bright and healthy. Also, very adaptable. Citrus fruits pair really well with a drizzle of olive oil that balances acidity. Same goes for adding nuts and seeds. It’s great to have a mix on hand for throwing on yogurts, salads, or as a snack. You can of course make your own but I used The Spice Way Salad Pistachio Mix: Pistachio. Sesame. Sunflower. Almond. Salt. That’s right, salt! It’ll make the flavors really pop. Adapt this recipe through the seasons by substituting appropriate fruit. I can’t wait to make this with nectarines and peaches later this year.

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Citrus Salad with Nut + Seed Mix

Combining fruit, nuts & seeds, a light drizzle of honey & olive oil is proof that healthy and flavorful dishes are easy to make. It’s a dish sure to impress — serve as a starter to share or with a meal. Can’t you picture this on your table with grilled spiced fish or chicken? Bright & fresh, it can be easily paired with bold flavors.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 134 kcal
Author Olivia Hayo

Ingredients

  • 1 Navel Orange or similar color
  • 1 Blood Orange otherwise sub navel orange, if available
  • 1 Red Grapefruit
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 2 tbsp The Spice Way Salad Pistachio Mix
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1.5 tbsp Raw Honey

Instructions

  1. Prepare fruit by slicing off enough of the stem and bottom side to expose the inside + create a flat surface.
  2. For the citrus: with the fruit stable on a cut side, use a knife to trim away the skin and white pith.
  3. For the kiwi: using a vegetable peeler trim off the brown skin.
  4. Slice all the fruit ~ 1/4 inch thick then arrange on a platter by staggering colors and overlapping fruits.
  5. Sprinkle with Salad Pistachio Mix, and drizzle with the olive oil and honey.