Citrus salad with arugula and pomegranate

A blast of sunshine in the middle of winter!

Oh, what a joy this salad is. Bursting with colour and flavour, you can’t help but smile just looking at this beautiful dish … and it’s not just pretty – its flavour is absolutely wonderful. I chose peppery arugula (rocket) as a great counterpoint to the sweet citrus but if you don’t prefer that flavour, baby kale or spinach would be tasty alternatives. If you’re a fan of onions, a sprinkling of thinly sliced shallot or red onion would be delightful. I also plan to add a few tablespoons of crumbled feta and some chopped pistachios on top the next time I make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 3 oranges (I used one each of Cara Cara, blood orange and clementine)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pomegranate arils (seeds)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) baby arugula, washed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) Dijon
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • With a sharp knife, peel the grapefruit and oranges, taking care to remove all the white pith under the skin. Cut crosswise into 1/3 inch (.6 cm) slices, removing any seeds with the tip of a knife.
  • Arrange rocket (or other greens) on a serving platter. Top with rounds of fruit and scatter pomegranate arils on top.
  • Place honey in a small jar with a tight lid and heat in microwave for 10 seconds. Add Dijon and red wine vinegar; cover jar and shake to blend well. Remove lid and add olive oil; cover and shake again.
  • Drizzle vinaigrette over fruit. Add a few grinds of salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 2 – 4.

About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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