I made a Citrus Salad with Shaved Brussels sprouts last weekend and loved everything about it. Anyone else 100% obsessed with citrus fruits right now? I can’t stop. I bought a few grapefruit the other day and let me tell you, I used to despise grapefruit because of the bitterness. But this grapefruit was slightly sweet and not bitter in the least. I’ve been using it in smoothies, eating it for breakfast, and now tossing it into salads. I keep going back to the grocery store for more, I’m hooked!
Fun fact: There are 5 different kinds of grapefruit (if you count pomelo), so I’ve linked to this handy guide from Bon Appetite if you want a little more information on the different types out there. I’ve been using pink grapefruit.
In addition to grapefruit, I also used blood orange slices in my salad. I even topped it with a citrus dressing. Like I said, I’m all in on citrus right now.
When making the salad, I really wanted a good crunch from the greens, so I opted for a mixture of shaved Brussels spouts and kale. Pro tip: put the dressing onto the greens and give them a good massage at least 15 minutes before you want to eat. This helps break them down a bit, but they’ll still have a good crunchy texture.
The other ingredients I used to round out this salad were Jicama, (which is like a cross between an apple and a potato), avocado, and pistachios. Jicama is another great winter fruit that is crunchy and mildly sweet. You could substitute an apple if you have one handy. Just toss everything together and you’re all set.
If you want to make this salad ahead of time, it will hold it’s texture well. Also, you could serve this with some baked salmon or grilled chicken for a heartier dinner recipe. I hope you love this Citrus Salad with Shaved Brussels sprouts as much as I do!
Don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us @straightandfarro so I can see what you’re making!
Salad lover? Try this Winter Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing.