Sarasota's Simple Sweet Citrus Salad

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READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

A five ingredient salad - and it really is a NO recipe. A friend of mine traveling overseas brought this recipe back, and I absolutely love the simplicity of it. A mix of your favorite citrus. I use what is in season - but a mix of any oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, or even blood oranges. Locally, I can even buy the segments already prepared in the produce section or some of the citrus stands, but you can always prepare the segments yourself which are not difficult. The dressing, is powdered sugar, cinnamon and orange blossom water. Now, the orange blossom water is a key ingredient. I buy mine at Whole Foods, but other Health Markets or Asian Markets will carry it as well. I originally bought it for a carrot salad, but there are many recipes that use orange blossom water and it is a great condiment that goes a long way and keeps well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Citrus

  • orange (mix of naval, tangelo, seville, blood oranges, valencia, clementines, any fresh citrus will work)
  • grapefruit (ruby red, pink or white)
  • mint leaf
  • Dressing

  • powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • orange blossom water (found at any Asian Markets, Whole Foods or any Health Market)

Directions

  1. Salad -- I can often find my citrus, prepared and segmented right in the grocery store or local citrus markets, stands. but if not, to segment the fruit. cut a small slice off of the top and bottom so it sets flat, then use a small sharp knife and cut off the skin. Then run your knife inbetween each segment and remove the fruit. Just use a nice sharp knife for this. It is really not difficult.
  2. Serve -- I serve this 2 ways. First, you can serve this family style on a platter by arranging the different colors of the citrus; or you can serve this individually on small plates or in small martini glasses, or small bowls.
  3. Dressing -- Drizzle a little of the orange blossom water over the fruit. Just a teaspoon or two (It is like drizzling a little vinegar over a salad, just a bit for flavor), then some powdered sugar (just a light dusting, and a pinch of cinnamon. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  4. Since this is really a NO recipe, there are no amounts. So make this for 2, 4, 6, 8 or for a large crowd. Just a nice simple salad.

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