A light and refreshing grapefruit, tangerine, avocado and endive salad filled with vitamin C and healthy fats.
As you may have noticed by now I love making salads regardless of the time of year. And by salad I don’t mean to say a bowl of lonely lettuce leaves served before or alongside a meal as a matter of course, but rather a lively combination of tastes and textures thrown together and tossed with a fresh and flavorful dressing.
Citrus has been my salad companion of late, its vibrant sweet/tart flavors a much needed respite from heavier winter fare. Although I use the word “winter” loosely here when the temperatures have been more spring or summer in nature recently. Regardless of what the weather may be in your part of the world at the moment, citrus fruit are a burst of freshness and sunshine following a season of richness and indulgence.
This particular salad bursting with vitamin C and healthy fats is all about the textures; crisp endive leaves, juicy citrus, creamy avocado, and crunchy almonds are all happily married with a honeyed vinaigrette. What we have here is your classic grapefruit and avocado pairing updated with juicy sections of tangerines and crunchy fresh endives. To this you add a honey tangerine vinaigrette, a handful of fresh mint leaves and a sprinkle of salty chopped almonds.
Sweet, tart, bitter and buttery all at once, this salad is simple to put together but complex in flavors. The fresh, bright flavors awaken the senses and enliven the palate. Chances are it will be making a frequent appearance at my table while grapefruits and tangerines are at their prime. Join me, won’t you?
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