Friday, February 11, 2011

Citrus Salad

Here at The Greasy Skillet, our fruit bowl is always teeming with seasonal fruit. Lately our local grocery store has been carrying a variety of apple called Pinata. This is the first time I've ever tried a Pinanata which isn't surprising considering that there are a whopping 7,500 varieties of apples out there. My family likes the Pinata's sweet and tart flavor and crunchiness.

We've also been eating a lot of oranges and grapefruit. Usually we eat our fruit straight up, but sometimes we have our fruit co-star in a recipe like the following:

Citrus Salad



Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated grapefruit peel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

***The key to this dressing is the grated citrus peel. It gives this dressing a bright flavor.

Salad:
  • 1 bag of mixed greens
  • 2 small pink or ruby grapefruits, all peel and pith cut away, segments cut from between membranes
  • 2 oranges, with peel and pith cut away, segments cut from between membranes
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preparation:

Vinaigrette:

Whisk vinegar, mustard, citrus peels, and honey in small bowl. gradually whisk in oil. Season vinaigrette with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Salad:

Place greens in salad bowl and add a little bit of dressing. Toss. Add more dressing until you have the desired amount. Plate salad and top with orange and grapefruit segments. Sprinkle feta on salad. Enjoy.

take care,

muddy

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

muddy, this is anemic. Where's the life?

you're a bastard,
Mr. Crankypants

Jenni said...

Despite what Mr. Crankypants says, I like it. It's my everyday lunch salad kicked up a bit. I usually have the mixed greens w/ruby red grapefruit and strawberry balsamic dressing. It's quick, it's healthy, it's as tasty as a salad can get, and because it's all I have (unless I buy a school lunch) it gets eaten. I think I'll add the orange and feta and maybe even try the homemade dressing just to add variety to my lunch routine and maybe keep the healthy trend going longer. Man cannot live on chicken fried steak alone.

highplainsdrifters said...

Tell Crankypants he can make the salad and serve it on top of a pile of lamp chops.