Mixed Citrus Salad is a sweet, savory, and easy way to bring new life to your favorite fruits any time of year.
The first time I had citrus salad was back in college (more years ago than feel possible, but “Go Spiders!”). At least a few times a week, my friends and I would meet off campus between classes to grab lunch at one of Richmond’s many cafés. On this particular spring afternoon, I remember arriving at the restaurant with a craving for a country ham and brie croissant, and found myself intrigued by the citrus salad on the “specials” board. I’d had my fair share of fruit salads in the past, but one made entirely of oranges? Dressed with a tangy vinaigrette? It was a “must try” that instantly set my heart aflutter. In my version of the salad, I drizzle orange and grapefruit slices with white balsamic-honey vinaigrette and top them with fresh basil, mint, crumbled goat cheese, and a sprinkling of sea salt and cracked pepper. This Mixed Citrus Salad is simple way to dress up fruit for a light lunch or side dish that’s a refreshing departure from the ordinary.