These bad boys are finally in season and as wonderful as ever- so I just had to make this Citrus Fruit Salad. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges and blood oranges- dressed up in their brightest, most beautiful color yet. When I say ‘in season’ you might ponder on the thought that we actually don’t grow citrus fruit in the Nordic countries, but who can resist going to the market, seeing these wonderfully imported fruit, only to pass by? I simply can’t resist!
This Citrus Fruit Salad is a recipe I wanted to include in the Norwegian recipe challenge where this months subject is Italy. What better way to devote the first post of the month to Italy and their wonderful citrus fruits? This months theme is started by Thomas behind the blog ‘Kokebloggen‘. He has written a beautiful article about Italian food and its many differences. It is nothing but inspirational to say the least (in Norwegian). During this month I will create a list below with several, inspirational recipes from other participants- Can’t wait!
Back to the Citrus Fruit Salad which is rather close to my heart, even though I’ve only made it once before. It was one of my first dishes I made when I realized I liked cooking. There’s not much ‘cooking’ involved, rather slicing and arranging the fruit on top of each other- and drizzeling it with herbs and pepper. Being in season, you don’t need anything else- enjoy the fruit as is and realize how awesome nature is!
Citrus fruits are high in vitamine C, which is great for us who wants to stay forever young! It’s great for our skin and keeping our immune system at bay. It is also a way to help your body absorb iron- so by eating it together with eggs or lentils you will gain a higher benefit from both. What about this as a dessert after a lovely lentil soup?
What’s your favorite way to enjoy citrus fruits? Leave a comment below!
Citrus Fruit Salad with Avocado & Pepper
1 blood orange
1 pot sorrel (or thai basil/ thyme)
- Cut the skin off the fruits and slice them up in equal sizes.
- Cut the avocado and lay it ontop of the fruit salad.
- Drizzle pepper and herbs all over the salad right before serving.