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Fresh Winter Citrus Salad with Mint Recipe

winter citrus salad with honey and mint

Citrus is all cool and stuff. It really is. But half the time they sit on my kitchen counter and die. However, I was having strong feelings towards ‘I need a serious health kick’! This, obviously after eating months and months of comfort food, due to our very ‘exciting’ lockdown situation.

Citrus fruit always feels like a bit of sunshine during dreary Winter days. Don’t you agree? I feel I could do with all the sunshine I could possibly get. So, creating this recipe was perfect! It lifted my mood. Made me feel good about myself. 100% self care by creating something that nourishes and satisfies.

What citrus do you need?

Now, the variety of fruit at my disposal for this salad, included a grapefruit, a Cara Cara navel orange, naartjie and a lime. Perfect for a Winter citrus salad taste explosion!

colourful citrus fruit

Sunshine Magic?

The sunshine magic happens when you take these beautifully coloured fruit, peel it seductively and slice it across in thinnish slices to resemble a flower. This magic include the fresh vibrant fragrant smell of citrus. The colourful display of their juicy flesh. Mouthwatering!

When you drizzle honi (Vegan honey) over these beauties and you scatter some mint leaves over. I tell you, it is an experience to behold. If you are brave, add lime for an extra kick.

What does it taste like?

The bitter taste from the grapefruit, the tartness from the lime and the sweet explosion from the naartjies and oranges, literally makes your eyes roll back. And I am not even kidding. You have to try it to get the full experience of what I am trying to say here. It satisfies all your senses.

Is this cheap to make?

We are in citrus season at the moment, so we have an abundance of these orange and yellow beauties all over town. Eating in season makes food immensely cheap. So, yes. This was an extremely cheap meal to make. This tastes just as good without the honi and mint. But the honi and mint just gives it a full 5-star experience.

winter citrus salad with honey and mint

How healthy is citrus anyway?

Citrus fruits contain fibrevitamin Cpotassiumfolatecalciumthiaminniacinvitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and a variety of phytochemicals.

  • Good source of fibre
  • Good for your heart
  • Low glycemic index
  • Shorten colds
  • Packed with potassium
  • Good for fluid regulation, mineral balance, and muscle contraction
  • Reduces risk of stroke
  • Help you better absorb other nutrients, like iron
  • Keep skin looking young
  • Great for weight loss
  • Prevent hair loss and strengthens hair
  • Protect against cancer
  • Good for your eyes
  • Good for your brain

The produce bag!

Actually remembering my produce bag when I go out shopping always makes me feel like I am winning at this life thing. But to be honest, the times I DO remember are really few and far between. But I am conscious about living a low impact / zero waste life. One ‘baby’ step at a time!

Citrus fruit in produce bag zero waste
Looking all smug! Yeah baby!

The citrus recipe

AuthorGypsyCategory, , , DifficultyBeginner

This colourful and fresh Winter Citrus recipe is simple but oh does it satisfy! Adding honey and mint to it just takes it to another level. Not to mention the different flavours of the bitter grapefruit and the tart orange with the sweet naartjies. So delicious and absolutely beautiful.

winter citrus salad with honey and mint
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins
 1 Grapefruit
 1 Cara Cara Orange
 1 Naartjie
 1 Lime
 2 tsp Vegan 'honey' (Honi by Herbivore)
 10 Mint leaves
1

Peel all the fruit.

2

Slice the fruit in thin layers so that it looks like a flower.

3

Lay all your fruit slices in a big bowl.

4

Drizzle vegan honey (honi) over the fruit.

5

Bruise the mint a little and scatter them all over the fruit.

6

Eat and enjoy!

Ingredients

 1 Grapefruit
 1 Cara Cara Orange
 1 Naartjie
 1 Lime
 2 tsp Vegan 'honey' (Honi by Herbivore)
 10 Mint leaves

Directions

1

Peel all the fruit.

2

Slice the fruit in thin layers so that it looks like a flower.

3

Lay all your fruit slices in a big bowl.

4

Drizzle vegan honey (honi) over the fruit.

5

Bruise the mint a little and scatter them all over the fruit.

6

Eat and enjoy!

Fresh Winter Citrus Salad with Mint

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Mirriam
    May 30, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Oh, this is perfect to improve our immune system especially when a virus lurks at every corner. Grapefruit is ❤❤❤❤

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      Gypsy
      May 30, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Oh absolutely!!! Great point about the lurking virus! 😀 I adore grapefruit too. <3

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    Michal
    May 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Looks so good, can’t wait to try it out myself

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    Lexi
    May 30, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Looks so easy and healthy! Can’t wait to try it. My mouth is already watering!!

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    Kate
    May 30, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Looks delicious and refreshing!

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    Kimberlie
    June 1, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I love citrus and am sad I’m only now hearing about a citrus salad. Perfect timing though with summer being upon it. I’m also intrigued because I’ve never heard of a naartjie and want to find out how it tastes. Thanks for the citrus salad recipe.

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    Olivia
    June 1, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my this Winter Citrus Salad with Mint Recipe recipe looks refreshing and delicious! Would love to try this!

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    Patricia P
    June 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Simple and delicious! What a fantastic combination of ingredients. So healthy and refreshing on a hot summers day. Thank you.

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    Sierra Albis
    June 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Okay this looks delicious and so refreshing! I am in LOVE with all of your recipes!! Can not wait to try this one out.

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    Laura
    June 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I could eat that for breakfast every single day!

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    Esther
    June 1, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious and so healthy! Love that you used honey with the citrus. I’ll have to try this out

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    Joanna
    June 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    This looks amazing! Cara Cara are my favorite and my daughter loves them too. Also vegan honey? I didn’t even know that was a thing!

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    Farukh
    June 2, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    My uncle owns a farm of citrus and he loves to do grafting. On one citrus tree, one branch is of grapefruit the other blood orange and so on. A total of 5 types of citrus on one tree. Would love to try this in the coming winters right in the middle of the farm.

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    Valerie
    June 3, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Oh wow, that looks amazing 🤤🤤🤤

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    Becky
    June 3, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    So yummy! Love fresh fruits!

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    YtheWait
    July 3, 2020 at 5:56 am

    I love citrus fruits I never used honey with citrus I will try it.

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