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Sunny Citrus Salad

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at

Winter is prime season for a citrus salad. During the winter, most citrus fruits are at their sweetest and juiciest, and their sunny colors give us hope of summer.

Chicories, which include red-leaved radicchio, Belgian endive, lacy green-and-white curly endive, curly frisée and lettuce-like escarole are members of the lettuce family that share a slight, lovely bitterness. Salty elements like blue cheese, ham or warm bacon dressing lesson the bitterness creating a perfect balance of salt, fat and acid. When chicories are cooked, the bitterness is transformed into a nutty flavor. They are also well suited for grilling or as add-ins for soups and stews.

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Citrus Salad on a White Plate
Sunny Citrus Salad
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For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 oz. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested

For the Salad

  • 2 cup escarole heart, cut into 1½-inch pieces, washed and spun dry
  • 1-2 cups assorted winter chicories like frisée, endive and radicchio
  • 12 Satsuma mandarin segments, cut in half
  • 1 blood orange, peeled, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds and then quartered
  • 8 pink grapefruit segments, cut in half
  • 1 Cara Cara orange, peeled, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds and then quartered
  • Handful blackberries
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • One small shallot, sliced thin
  • 2 oz. Gorgonzola dolce, at room temperature
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Small basil leaves
  • Freeze dried orange peel, finely ground


  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar and mix. Shake well before each use.
  2. Arrange ingredients on a serving platter in the order listed.
  3. Serve with the salad dressing.

Sunny Citrus Salad

Table and Dish, Sally Roeckell
By Sally Roeckell
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She has photographed people, food and life all over the US and in Spain, Basque Country, The South of France and Paris. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features on 365 Barrington and on her website at

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