Saturday, May 24, 2014

Weekend Recipe - Citrus Salad

Nothing brings more bright and summery flavors to the table than citrus fruit.  This recipe will give you an amazing side dish for grilled foods or sandwiches.

Citrus Salad

2 teaspoons very finely grated fresh orange or Meyer lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh citrus juice
1/4 cup light, floral honey (you can use BYP Lavender Honey!)
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 to 3 teaspoons fruity bitters 
1/2 tsp. lemon balm or lemon mint

6 cups fresh citrus fruit pieces, such as oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, clementines, satsumas, kumquats, pomelos, and/or tangelos

Whisk together the zest, juice, honey, Grand Marnier, and herbs  & bitters in a large bowl. Taste the dressing and make sure it is balanced. The bitters should be perceptible yet mysterious. Some are more potent than others, so start with a little and work up.
Add the fruit and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes and stir gently before serving.

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