Winter citrus salad (revisited)


I’m sure most of you are getting sick of this particular brand of winter weather that has stayed with us for quite a while, I know I am!

Still, citrus is one of the winning parts of this season. I love the ruby red blood oranges and the fragrant meyer lemons.

How striking is this blood orange Dama Blanca from Tertulia? It made last Sunday that much more festive.blood orange cocktail

Combined with crisp fennel and the sweet and sour notes of pomegranate molasses, winter citrus makes for one of my absolute favorite salads.

Quite cheerful too, isn’t it?

Tips: Unless you are a real proficient, I would avoid the mandolin for safety’s sake. Instead, use your chef’s knife to section the citrus and slice the fruit and vegetables thinly.

Winter citrus salad

You’ll need:

  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 meyer lemon
  • 1 fennel bulb (save a few of the fronds)
  • olive oil
  • pomegranate molasses
  • fleur de sel

1. Section the blood orange and slice the fennel thinly. Add a few slices of the meyer lemon to the plate, as well.

2. Layer the fennel and the citrus.

3. Dress with a squeeze of meyer lemon, a drizzle of olive oil, pomegranate molasses and a good pinch of salt.

Top with a little bit of the saved fennel fronds.

4. Let the salad stand for about 15-20 minutes before serving.

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  1. I love citrus & fennel. If ever there was a more summery combination, I would doubt it!i definitely need to get into pomegranate molasses soon. Love the colours on that plate :)

  2. Those blood oranges look wonderful…great combination with the fennel. I always hear of Meyer lemons from friends in the South of France and from Americans….I have to find a Meyer lemon tree.

    • saffronandhoney saffronandhoney says:

      The meyer lemons do have a really special fragrance and flavor! I wish you could get them year round.

  3. What a lovely colourful salad :D
    Such delicious flavours!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. This is beautiful. And I imagine it tastes as lovely as it looks!

  5. Absolutely lovely salad…Guess what I am having today…

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