Nothing destroys the winter doldrums like the bright freshness of citrus. Citrus ripens in the heart of winter. Check out some pretty pictures and learn about a few varieties here
This salad is a perfect side, breakfast or snack, and a great way to try some of the special varieties of citrus only available in winter.
Maple Lavender Dressing:
1 C water
1/4 C B&E's Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
1/4 C Dried Lavender
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in syrup and lavender. Steep for 15 minutes, strain & cool. This concoction can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month.
4 C. Assorted citrus, peeled & cut into bite size chunks. Good options include Pomelo , Blood Oranges, Clementines, Kumquat (whole or quartered, peel on) and Grapefruit. Minneolas can be a little too soft & juicy to hold up well in salad. This is a great time to try all the unique, seasonal citrus that has piqued your curiosity!
Toss citrus salad with Maple Mint dressing, assuring all bites are well coated.