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Citrus Pistachio Salad

Posted by ReganJonesRD
November 21, 2017
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A colorful, versatile salad for all your holiday gatherings or winter parties. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of win

A colorful, versatile salad for all your holiday gatherings or winter parties. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of winter fruit!

~by Regan Jones, RD

When people start talking the colors of the holidays, they usually mean schemes like red, green and white, blue & white or maybe some sort of gold/silver combo. 

You know. Festive stuff. 

When I'm thinking colors at the holidays, I'm thinking citrus! 

(Okay, yeah, maybe that's a stretch. But c'mon, writing a blog isn't easy work. Cut me some slack here.) 

This month's Recipe ReDux theme is all about enjoying the "colors" of the season in your foods... naturally colored, that is. There's no shortage of red dye squeezing it's way into cakes and cookies, but how about a little love for the foods that naturally are easy on the eyes. Like this: 

A colorful, versatile salad for all your holiday gatherings or winter parties. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of win

 

Winter parties, holiday gatherings or simply a cozy dinner at home while the weather is frightful offer the perfect chance to enjoy an easy to prepare salad like this one that makes the most of winter fruit. If you could deck-the-halls with a dish, this one is it. ~Regan  


To see what other ReDux members are serving up for the colors of the holiday this month, click over to the ReDux site:

A colorful, versatile salad for all your holiday gatherings or winter parties. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of win

A colorful, versatile salad for all your holiday gatherings or winter parties. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of win

A colorful, versatile salad for any holiday meal. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of winter fruit!
A colorful, versatile salad for all your holiday gatherings or winter parties. This Citrus Pistachio Salad makes the most of win

Citrus Pistachio Salad

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Makes 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 grapefruit
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups baby watercress (or arugula)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup pistachios, chopped

Directions

  1. For the citrus: Using a sharp knife, slice the tops and bottoms off the fruits. Then, following the contour of the fruit cut off the peat and pith in strips. Turn the fruit on its side and slice into thin rounds. Repeat with all the citrus fruit. 

  2. For the dressing: Whisk together the lemon juice, honey, mint, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. 

  3. Toss the baby watercress with the dressing. Place on a platter. Layer the citrus slices on top of the watercress. Top with diced avocado and pistachios. 

Click for nutritional information
Calories 131
Carbohydrates 14.4g
Fiber 3.4g
Sugar 8.5g
Fat 7.6g
Protein 2.7g
Sodium 14mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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