Friday, 31 January 2014

Restricted Diets; Winter Citrus Salad

Today I decided that I had to venture out and get creative with all things fruity and deliciously citrus. I wanted to do something different, something that for me was away from the normal Friday lunch dish (Egg Rye then finish with orange & apple).
This salad was perfect to create a tasty bright spot in the cool, darkness of winter. This morning I had already prepped both the pomegranate and sliced the pineapple due to wanting to experiment and create ‘Pineapple Flowers’ which caught my eye on pinterest.
Therefore I decided that for the flowers which did not present something very successful I broke them up into pieces to sprinkle over my salad – adding the sweet note to the dish and replacing the honey. I thought of the ‘savoury’ note and topped it off with a handful of green leaves.
Lovely subtle difference in what I would have planned otherwise so I wasn’t too anxious to challenge myself. 

Winter Citrus Salad – adapted from the blog 'FreePeople'

1 Orange, Segmented
1 Red Grapefruit, Sliced
2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Sprigs of Mint
Dried Pineapple Pieces (homemade)
Handful of salad leaves


1. Peel all of the citrus, removing as much pith as possible, and slice into rounds or section into pieces. Remove any seeds, layer fruit on a serving dish, garnish with pomegranate seeds, pineapple pieces and mint. 

2. Drizzle over lemon juice. Top with fresh mint and a little ground pepper.

Treating myself to a ‘Posh’ Green tea to couple with my lunch...
"Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Sencha Green Tea"

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