When the wind is blowing and the sky is that winter color of gray, soup is in order. We hear you! But we’re not featuring soup this week; cause its time to shake it up with a wintery citrus salad. After all that warm comfort food, the taste of bright oranges and grapefruits can be a real palate opener. Close your eyes and lets dream of warmer days…
This is a great salad because it highlights what is in season during the cold days of winter. The orange, grapefruit, and pomegranate give you a boost of Vitamin C to fight off the cold and flu season. Rosemary is an herb that not only tastes good in culinary dishes but is also a good source of iron, calcium, and Vitamin B6.
Winter Citrus Spinach Salad with Rosemary Yogurt Dressing
¼ Cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 TB Orange Zest
2 TB Orange Juice
1 TB Grapefruit Juice
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
¼ Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 Tsp Minced Shallot
½ Tsp Minced Rosemary
¼ Tsp Each Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Whisk the EVOO, zest, juices, mustard, and yogurt together in a small bowl. Add the shallots, rosemary, salt and pepper. Set aside while you make the salad.
1 Large Bunch Spinach, or other Power Greens
3 Large Oranges
Seeds from One Pomegranate
1/2 Shallot, sliced thinly
1 TB Rosemary leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Step One Cut the very top and bottom off of the oranges. Carefully slice off the peel, removing the white pith. Cut into 1/2″ thick slices. Repeat with the grapefruit
Step Two Spread spinach on a large platter, pour three-quarters of the dressing over the spinach. Place the oranges and grapefruit on top. Scatter with pomegranate seeds and shallots. Finish with a final drizzle of dressing, a rosemary sprig, a pinch of sea salt, and black pepper.