Healthy, simple, and colorful, this standout Winter Citrus Fruit Salad is brimming with refreshing, sweet citrus vibes.
- 2 pink grapefruits, sections segmented *
- 4 oranges, sections segmented *
- 3 to 4 (yellow or red) kiwis, peeled and sliced *
- ½ to ¾ cup pomegranate arils *
- 2 to 4 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves (+/-) *
Citrus Dressing Ingredients:
- ¾ cup fresh citrus juice (from grapefruits/oranges above) *
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-) *
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice (+/-) *
- Carefully remove the pomegranate arils, place in the refrigerator until ready to use. See blog post for YouTube on how to best accomplish this.
- Carefully segment the grapefruits and oranges from the membranes over a bowl with a strainer to capture the juice. Squeeze the discarded grapefruit and orange husks (membrane remainders) over the bowl with a strainer to capture any remaining juice. Discard the membranes/husks. The strainer will capture any seeds and pith to keep them out of the juice. See blog post for YouTube on how to best accomplish this.
- Place the grapefruit and orange segments onto a plate, set aside.
- Peel and slice the kiwis into ¼-inch slices, place on a plate, set aside.
- Carefully capture any juice from the segmented citrus that leaked out onto the plate and place it into the juice bowl (through the strainer as well).
- Make the dressing. Place the captured citrus juice into a medium sized bowl. (We were able to capture about ¾ cup of citrus juice in total.) Add the maple syrup and fresh lime juice, whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Prepare the fruit salad by layering the fruit. Place about 1/3 of the total grapefruit segments, along with some orange segments, then kiwi slices, and a sprinkle of pomegranate arils in a wide bowl or on a plate that has a lip. This is the first layer. Repeat the process to create 2 more layers.
- Then pour the citrus dressing over top of the entire dish.
- Top with mint leaves.
- Serve with spoons so the juice can be scooped up. If serving later, cover the dish and refrigerate. Remove 30 minutes before serving to allow the fruit to wake up.
*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.
*Servings: Makes 4 servings