winter citrus salad

This citrus salad is perfect to eat during winter; really, you got to believe me… I promise.

citrus salad

Especially in winter because in this season citrus fruits are delicious and the truth is, it’s the perfect way to start your meal. I love the combinations of colors, textures, and flavors. This time 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.

The nutritional benefits that citrus fruits have are impressive. They contain Vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and they also contain a 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.

citrus salad

The dressing is the simplest thing in the world, and it only has FOUR ingredients. And it’s delicious. I use shallots a lot in the dressings because it’s flavor is something between onion and garlic … or at least according to me.?haha

Well, 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 dressing.

citrus salad


winter citrus salad

Is delicious so … although it is a little cold to eat salad … it’s still important to eat healthy. 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 what you do.

ensalada de cítricos


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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