If you’re looking for a change from the usual green salad, this is a good one. Packed with vitamin C, this simple citrus salad is a very refreshing side or first course. Feel free to vary the types of citrus fruits, lettuce and garnish. You can use a mix of valencia, blood orange and/or navel oranges – even tangerines – and ruby red or pomelo grapefruit. I like to use a combination of dark and pale leaf lettuce – spinach and butter lettuce- but a spring mix is fine too. Garnish with any toasted nuts or seeds. I love the crunch of roasted sliced almonds or walnuts.
The citrus salad only takes 10-15 minutes to put together, but I suggest you prepare the fruit, vinaigrette dressing and lettuce, then assemble just before serving as the lettuce will wilt if dressed too early.