When the dark days of winter come around, I love to supplement my braise-heavy diet with liberal amounts of citrus, but sometimes straight fruit can be a little too sugary. This is certainly the case now that I’ve cut extraneous sugar from my diet. These days, fruit feels like an indulgence, a treat for a job well done. So I’ve been hooked on savory citrus salads, like the one pictured above. There isn’t even a real recipe because I use what’s available at my local grocery store, but here you see baby spinach leaves, sliced clementines, thinly sliced fennel and pomegranate arils with a light ponzu dressing, which is nothing more than one part tamari, two parts ponzu sauce and three parts olive oil. It’s excellent with grapefruit or pomelo instead of clementines, or with oil-cured black olives, avocado, and/or thinly sliced red onion added to the mix. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with this basic format: Citrus + salad greens + savory/salty element. Give it a try!
What are your favorite ways to dress up citrus?
Leave a comment below so I can expand my lunch choices!
One of my goals for this year is to diversify my photography offerings. In hopes of doing just that, I recently entered a contest sponsored by Minted in conjunction with West Elm to find a new generation of photo prints to sell in stores and online. Voting opened yesterday and will end next Wednesday, February 11th at 1pm ET. I’d love it if you could pop over and vote for any (or all) of my submissions if you like what you see. Clicking on the images below will take you to their corresponding pages at the Minted website, where you’ll have to register before voting. And have a look around while you’re there: you may find other submissions you’d love to see for sale at West Elm!