Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds

One the great joys of cold dark December is the arrival of beautiful bright grapefruit and oranges. Bursting with sweet juice and full of life, these citrus remind us somewhere it is warm and the sun is drenching the soil. When you dig your fingernails into the fleshy peel the spritz of fragrant oil can awaken you out of the deepest of winter doldrums.

Citrus salad pairs beautifully with the rich warm dishes of winter.

Citrus Salad
1 head green leaf lettuce
2 Pink Grapefruit
2 Blood Oranges
1 lemon
3 oz. goat cheese
2 shallots
½ cup toasted sliced almonds
½ cup olive oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt

Wash, tear and dry the lettuce.

Supreme the grapefruit, oranges and lemon into a bowl. Reserve the segmented center of the fruit for making the vinaigrette. Slice the shallot very fine and add it to the citrus segments.

To make the vinaigrette squeeze the segmented citrus centers into a bowl. whisk in the olive oil, fish sauce, pepper and salt.

Dress the salad with the vinaigrette, add the supremed citrus, crumble with goat cheese and garnish with the almonds.

1 comment:

Flower said...

A beautiful salad and my mouth is watering!