Salad Social: Serving up the Tastes of Summer with Citrus Salad VeroniqueBy admin Posted in: Olive Information on May 14th, 2012
As the seasons change, so do our appetites. And in the summertime, nothing hits the spot quite like a light and fruity salad. From picnics in the park to family cookouts at home, there’s so much summer to celebrate! Why not add some life to your classic summer salad with Citrus Salad Veronique?
This cool, crisp salad incorporates the full-bodied flavor and health benefits of olive oil with the refreshing tastes of citrus, grapes and pomegranates to make it an audience crowd-pleaser. As our palates start craving lighter options, this is the perfect dish to serve by itself, or on the side.
The Citrus Salad Veronique is as flavorful as it is easy to prepare: 15 minutes in the kitchen is all it takes to get it ready to go. You can prepare it before dinner or in advance of your guests’ arrival. Either way, you’ll have a fresh, tasty and impressive salad to share!
Citrus Salad Veronique
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
6 to 8 servings
- 1 ½ teaspoons grated lime peel
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon chopped rosemary leaves
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 cup green seedless grapes, halved if desired
- 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved if desired
- 2 large seedless oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 3 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
Blend first 5 ingredients in small bowl or measuring cup. Stir in rosemary; set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients except cabbage and pomegranate seeds in large bowl; drizzle with dressing; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Mix well; spoon fruit mixture over cabbage; sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.