Remember those sweet and spicy pepitas in my last post? Well, here’s a great way to use them to add a little spice to some sweet oranges, tangerines or grapefruit. The oranges in the picture are Cara Cara’s, a type of naval orange and my favorite orange. They’re almost the color of grapefruit aren’t they? If you haven’t tried one, you don’t know what you’re missing! I can find them at my local co-op only during December and January so I try to eat as many as I can. They make great afternoon snacks and salads.
This is a simple salad of orange slices, sweet and spicy pepitas, an herb or two and a simple dressing.
Sweet and Spicy Citrus Salad Recipe
Recipe Author: MJ of MJ’s Kitchen
For one salad you need the following:
1 peeled, sliced or wedged orange or several slices of different types of citrus
Choice of fresh herb (my favorites are dill weed, cilantro, or mint)
About 1 Tbsp. sweet and spicy pepitas
Touch of sea salt
A simple salad dressing
Honey (or Maple) Salad Dressing
1 ½ tsp. honey or maple syrup
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. canola oil
- In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the salad dressing.
- Arrange the orange slices on a plate.
- Top with the chopped herbs, pepitas, and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.
- Drizzle lightly with the dressing.
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