Five Spice Citrus Salad

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It has been such a long and rainy winter here in San Antonio. I’m not used to needing a heavy coat for more than a day or two at a time, let alone weeks at a time. I find myself daydreaming about bright colors and warmer climates. I won’t be going on a tropical vacation any time soon so my next best bet is eating bright, flavorful fruit.

Five Spice Citrus Salad - Slice of Honey Blog

We are currently right in the middle of prime orange and grapefruit season. There are so many varieties of citrus available and I took full advantage of that for this recipe. I love the variety of colors as well as flavors from these fruits. Given the tartness that sometimes comes along with citrus, I wanted to contrast that with a little bit of sweet and a little bit of spice. The result is a perfect dish to serve with brunch or eat as a snack.

Five Spice Citrus Salad - Slice of Honey Blog

Tips:

  • Place some paper towels under the edges of your cutting board, this will help to catch any juice that runs off the edge as you’re cutting the fruit.
  • Feel free to mix and match your citrus fruits to your liking or based on what is available seasonally. The main idea is variety.

Five Spice Citrus Salad - Slice of Honey Blog

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Five Spice Citrus Salad

Serves 6-8

 

3 grapefruit (I used one large and two small)

6 oranges (I used blood oranges, tangelos, sumo citrus)

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

1 Tablespoon fresh mint leaves

4 Tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon Chinese five spice seasoning

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions:

Cut citrus fruits into ¼ – ½ inch slices, removing seeds as they are found. Cut rinds off of slices then place slices on paper towels to absorb excess any juice. Move citrus slices to a serving platter and top with pomegranate, feta and mint. In a small bowl, mix together honey, Chinese five spice and vanilla. Drizzles honey mixture over citrus salad as desired.

Five Spice Citrus Salad - Slice of Honey Blog

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