Healthy winter citrus salad Recipe

The winter season brings many delicious and healthy fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to combine these fruits with some greens and walnuts to make a colorful salad that’s both delicious and healthy at the same time.

This healthy winter citrus salad with lettuce and walnut dressing will make a great addition to your dinner menu during this cold winter! Try it out today!

winter citrus salad with romaine and walnut vinaigette

Winter Citrus Salad

The orange is not just a fruit, it’s an experience.

– William Burroughs, author and artist.

Do so if you can get your hands on some winter citrus (oranges, grapefruit, tangerines). This salad is delicious. It’s fantastic with lettuce or whatever green you have in the fridge. You can try it with kale, arugula, or spinach. And if you love nuts, I added walnuts to the dressing.

About this winter salad

Winter is the best season for citrus fruits, and using a combination of them in a salad is the most delicious dish ever. I love the combinations of colors, textures, and flavors. I made the salad with orange, grapefruit, romaine lettuce, and a walnut dressing.

Yes, this is a citrus salad with greens and walnuts, and you have to try it. Other times I have made it with two types of orange or two kinds of grapefruit, sometimes I make it with arugula or spinach, and it always tastes delicious.

How to cut and peel an orange

Cut off both ends of each fruit. Slice a thin piece from both lots of each fruit to sit flat on your cutting board. Then, make several thin slices down the side of each citrus fruit, creating an X pattern and removing as much skin as possible while keeping as much of it intact as possible.

Use a pairing knife to remove each segment by cutting down on both sides of its membrane; the segment should pop right out. Repeat until all the skin is off. You could also cut from top to bottom with a sharp knife following the fruit’s contour.

Benefits of eating citrus fruits

The nutritional benefits that citrus fruits have are impressive. Vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and high calcium content (I know, I could have never imagined it!) and vitamin B1. I could write on and on about them because they have so many benefits.

ingredients to make shallot walnut dressing

How to make the vinaigrette

The dressing is the simplest thing in the world, and it only has FOUR ingredients. You have to put all the ingredients together and mix them to make the dressing. And it’s delicious. I use shallots a lot in the dressings because their flavor is something between onion and garlic, or at least according to me.

Shallots are from the same family as onion and garlic and pair nicely with lettuce and greens. But if you are looking for other dressings, you could try this honey-mustard dressing or even this pistachio vinaigrette.

How to make the salad

First, lay a bed of lettuce or greens on a platter, then add the different citrus segments. Then drizzle the vinaigrette over. Eat immediately cause this citrus salad does not save well.

winter citrus salad with romaine.

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This winter citrus salad is delicious, so it is a bit cold to eat salad, it’s still important to eat healthily. So, as always, if you make this winter salad, don’t forget to share it on Instagram, FB, or Pinterest and tag me @piloncilloyvainilla. I love seeing your creations.

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This citrus salad with lettuce and walnut dressing is delicious. It is amazing with lettuce or with whatever green you have in the fridge: spinach, watercress, agúgula, kale, …
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Ensalada
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 192 kcal


  • 1 grapefruit ; peeled and segmented
  • 2 oranges ; peeled and segmented
  • 3 romaine hearts washed and torn into large pieces


  • 2-3 tablespoons of finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of shallots
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 4-6 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • pinch of sea salt


  • To make the vinaigrette, mix all the ingredients. Taste for seasoning.
  • Arrange the lettuce pieces on a large platter.
  • Put the pieces of orange and grapefruit on top. Finish with the salad with a drizzle of the vinaigrette.



If you have vinaigrette left over, store it in a jar in the refrigerator.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 253mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2685IUVitamin C: 54.9mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Winter citrus salad


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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