Food Eyeswoon Kitchen:

Winter Citrus Salad

Citrus Main

I first swooned this salad years ago at Franny’s. I remember thinking, what an odd flavor combination – salty olives coupled with tart & sweet citrus? But my initial bite resulted in an absolute explosion of bright & delicious flavors.

Since then I have snooped an iteration of a citrus salad on menus at some of my favorite local jaunts.  Is citrus the new kale?  Well for winter, I imagine it is!  We don’t have many options for clean and bright flavors in winter – especially set against the back drop of the heartier dishes we crave when its so brutally cold. Refreshing in every bite – playing upon sweet, tart & briny  flavors which awaken your palette in the very best way.  And the vibrant colors –  I mean if there were ever a plate of food to makes you swoon visually – this would be it!

I just love a salad that can be assembled and dressed directly on the plate – packing a punch with beauty, flavor & texture!  You can also allow this recipe to evolve – substitute any variety of winter citrus you find at the market or add endive or arugula for versatility.

Photography by Athena Calderone

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Essie "For The Twill Of It"

Essie “For The Twill Of It”

Jennifer Fisher Double Nail Brass Ring

Jennifer Fisher Double Nail Brass Ring

Olive Wood Cutting Board

Olive Wood Cutting Board

Global Heavy Chefs Knife

Global Heavy Chefs Knife

West Elm Scape Platter

West Elm Scape Platter

Citrus Main

I first swooned this salad years ago at Franny’s. I remember thinking, what an odd flavor combination – salty olives coupled with tart & sweet citrus? But my initial bite resulted in an absolute explosion of bright & delicious flavors.

Since then I have snooped an iteration of a citrus salad on menus at some of my favorite local jaunts.  Is citrus the new kale?  Well for winter, I imagine it is!  We don’t have many options for clean and bright flavors in winter – especially set against the back drop of the heartier dishes we crave when its so brutally cold. Refreshing in every bite – playing upon sweet, tart & briny  flavors which awaken your palette in the very best way.  And the vibrant colors –  I mean if there were ever a plate of food to makes you swoon visually – this would be it!

I just love a salad that can be assembled and dressed directly on the plate – packing a punch with beauty, flavor & texture!  You can also allow this recipe to evolve – substitute any variety of winter citrus you find at the market or add endive or arugula for versatility.

Photography by Athena Calderone

shopswoon 

 

Essie "For The Twill Of It"

Essie “For The Twill Of It”

Jennifer Fisher Double Nail Brass Ring

Jennifer Fisher Double Nail Brass Ring

Olive Wood Cutting Board

Olive Wood Cutting Board

Global Heavy Chefs Knife

Global Heavy Chefs Knife

West Elm Scape Platter

West Elm Scape Platter

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