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?
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.