Winter Citrus Salad with Maple Lavender Dressing


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.

Citrus Salad:

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.