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
- 1 Grapefruit
- 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
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
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.