Not surprisingly, I've been in detox mode this week, after a bit too much indulging this Valentine's Day. Luckily, salads are a favorite in my home, especially citrus ones in winter, when the fruit is fresh and juicy, sweet and flavorful. Oranges and grapefruit balance so nicely with other salad toppings like goat or feta cheese, as well as with different greens, like arugula, spinach or even kale.
The idea of mixing something salty with something sweet is a classic flavor combination and winter citrus fruits help us do that in an especially healthy way - perfect not just after eating too much chocolate, but also as we fight the tail end of the flu & cold season! This week I played with a medley of flavors, tossing bitter arugula with baby spinach, sweet navel and cara-cara oranges, adding some chopped organic sea fennel to bring briny/salty tones to the mix. In my humble opinion, they were irresistible flavors and a nice punch of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals - you'll tell me if you agree!
1 packet of arugula salad greens
1/2 packet of baby spinach salad greens
1 navel orange
1 cara-cara orange
1 grapefruit (optional)
salt and pepper
Peel the citrus fruits with a sharp knife, making sure you clean all the white membrane.
Core and slice them in 1/2-1 inch pieces
Mix the arugula and baby spinach with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
Add the citrus fruit and mix carefully.
Top everything off with the sea fennel and enjoy!
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