Summer Citrus Salad with arugula and beets
A quick and easy citrus salad that's perfect for your summer lunch.
A quick and easy citrus salad recipe that's healthy and refreshing, perfect for the summer.
Our citrus salad is packed with Vitamin C and tastes bright and refreshing, making it the ideal summer salad. It's light and filled with peppery flavours from arugula, earthy beetroot and thinly sliced cucumber and radish.
This simple citrus salad can be made with any citrus fruits you like. Top it all up with mixed greens and fresh herbs. We love enjoying this salad in the summer but you can make it year around with fresh oranges during the citrus season.
You know we love fruit salads so make sure to check this delicious arugula & blackberry salad. When making this citrus salad, remember to hunt for oranges that are juicy and delicious. Thankfully, we can find oranges year around, making it easy to shop for these ingredients.
If you're desiring an excellent salad that's fresh, light, and healthy, then you are in good hands. This recipe is my favourite citrus salad and it's made with navel oranges. Enjoy a bite into those juicy orange slices and welcome the fresh orange juice in your mouth. The delicate cucumber and radishes are crisp and aromatic, followed by the earthy taste of the beetroot. The salad is topped with micro greens and fresh dill to remind you that summer truly is in bloom.
The final piece of the puzzle is the fantastic basil vinaigrette that turns this simple citrus salad into a work of art.
If you're feeling this salad might be a little too thin, add some roasted chickpeas to it.
Citrus Salad Recipe Ingredients
This is an easy refreshing salad with easy to source ingredients. You'll find them all in your local supermarket. For the citrus vinaigrette, we recommend using fresh lemon juice or lime juice with dijon mustard and extra virgin olive oil, combined with some fresh basil leaves.
Citrus - I'm using oranges for this citrus salad but you can use your favorite citrus fruits. Mix and match oranges, mandarins, blood oranges or grapefruit.
Beetroot - Earthy, rich and sweet, fresh beets are your secret ingredient for this salad. Have you ever tries mixing beet and orange together? Such joy!
Cucumber - Thinly slice English cucumber, which is refreshing and subtly sweet. A must for this salad.
Radish - Radishes are spicy, crisp and zesty, the perfect ingredient for our citrus salad recipe right here. There are many types of radishes you could use for this salad. I just happened to have French breakfast radishes, so I went with them.
Arugula - Every salad needs its greens which is why I love adding arugula to the combo. Arugula (or rocket salad) is slightly peppery which works fantastic with the sweet and juicy orange.
Fresh herbs - Add the fresh herbs of your choice: fresh mint leaves, dill and fresh thyme all work so well with this salad. Mix them all or pick your favourite.
Top your citrus salad with some bright tangy vinaigrette made with fresh lemon juice.
Extra toppings: Want even more? Add roasted chickpeas or creamy avocado for extra protein if you're hungry.
It takes just a few minutes to assemble the salad. Mix all salad ingredient in a large bowl or on plates and top it up with the vinaigrette. Season it with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Citrus Salad FAQ
Is Citrus Salad good for you?
Yes, citrus salad is very healthy thanks to the high content of Vitamin C. Every other fresh ingredient is good for you and count towards your daily needed fibre from fruit and veg.
What dressing goes well with citrus salad?
Our tangy vinaigrette works best with citrus salad as it contains fresh basil and fresh citrus juice that complements the rest of the salad ingredients.
What goes well with citrus salad?
Try it with lemon and thyme chicken or oven baked chicken nuggets. For the summer, it's best with delicious vegan sausages.
What goes well with orange in salad?
Beetroot, cucumber, radishes and fresh herbs are perfect with orange in your citrus salad.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.
Summer Citrus Salad with Arugula
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Serves 2 people
Categories: Lunch, Salad Cusine: American, British, Mediterranean
A delicious summer citrus salad with peppery arugula and fresh beetroot, topped with fresh herbs and a tangy vinaigrette made with fresh lemon juice. The perfect refreshing lunch.
- 2 large oranges, peeled and sliced
- 1 medium beetroot, peeled and sliced
- 3 wt. oz arugula
- 1/4 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup radish, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs, chopped
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 3/4 cups olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 5 leaves basil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a mortar, add the garlic, basil and sea salt and 1 tbsp of olive oil and with the pestle, work the ingredients until they become a smooth paste.
- In a small bowl, add the maple syrup, mustard, lemon juice and the rest of the oil. Add the basil paste and mix well until the dressing is well combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl or plates, layer the citrus slices, the beet, the arugula, cucumber, and radish.
- Add the vinaigrette and top up with fresh herbs and micro greens.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Total Nutrition Facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 82 g||105%|
|Saturated Fat 11 g||56%|
|Trans Fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 9 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 59 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 665 mg||29%|
|Total Carbs 44 g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 6 g||22%|
|Sugar 32 g||64%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice
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