Add a palate-cleansing pop of color and refreshing flavor to your next meal with a quick and easy recipe for Citrus Salad with Honey Dressing.

A white plate containing sliced citrus fruits and red onions

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and Hanukkah ahead of us, should we take a minute for a little caloric breather? If you’re still feeling stuffed and have made your way through all of those re-worked Turkey Day leftovers (waffles! pancakes! muffins!), this bright and bold Citrus Salad with Honey Dressing is the answer to our my-spandex-pants-need-a-break prayers.

A close-up of sliced oranges, blood oranges and grapefruits

Winter screams “Citrus all the things!” And this show-stopping dish is guaranteed to impress, thanks to the presentation.

Peeling the citrus is the most time-consuming part of this recipe, but it’s important to remove as much of the white pith as possible to steer clear of any bitterness. I’ve opted for a trio of oranges, blood oranges, and grapefruits to maximize on color and complementary flavors. A few thin slices of red onion add bite while pomegranate arils add a burst of juicy flavor and textural contrast to the plate.

A close up of citrus salad with red onions and pomegranate arils

And to finish off your rainbow of flavor? A quick-fix honey dressing to balance out the sweet with the sour . This is a simple citrus salad that’s fast enough for weeknight meals but dressed up enough for weekend brunches or dinner parties. And just like your go-to little black dress, it can be as casual or as fancy as your heart desires!

A white platter with sliced citrus fruits and honey dressing

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Appetizer

Citrus Salad with Honey Dressing

Add a refreshing twist to your next meal with this fast and flavor-packed recipe for Citrus Salad with Honey Dressing.
4.67 from 3 votes
A white plate containing sliced citrus fruits and red onions
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 3 medium blood oranges, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 medium pink grapefruits, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 cups lightly packed arugula
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar and honey. Taste and season the dressing with salt and pepper. 
  • On a large platter, layer the sliced oranges, grapefruit, red onions and arugula.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette on top then garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve immediately. 

Kelly's Note:

  • Remove as much of the white pith from around the citrus fruits as possible in order to avoid any bitter taste. 
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Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 271mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 1215IU, Vitamin C: 55.4mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. 4 stars
    Beautiful presentation, easy to make. I followed the recipe closely but the vinaigrette didn’t turn out as I expected. My husband came to the rescue and added more honey, a bit of sugar, and more salt and pepper. Other than that, we enjoyed the freshness and uniqueness of the dish.