Summer Citrus Salad

And finally it feels like summer here. I love it this way. I do not mind the heat a bit :) I know a lot of people who disagree with me including Honey. But these few months have been really damp and cold nothing like spring at all.. And finally when the sun started smiling at us, I was the happiest. Though too much of sun makes me avoid cooking, standing in front of the electric stove (yes we have an archaic coil stove in our apartment..) instead crave for something cool, light and 'summerish'... So one such after this week end, we had this salad. We both loved it. i am going to make it more often.

Summer Salad
We need,

Pink Grapefruit (Chakkota ) 1 segmented
Strawberries 4-5 jumbo chopped
Avocado 1 sliced
Lettuce or cucumber 2 cups chopped (sliced)
Orange juice 1 tbsp
Lemon 1 zest + 1 tbsp juice
Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil

Method.

  1. Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil in a small bowl, beat it till it is sort of emulsifies. Alternately you can give it a spin in the blender.
  2. Stir in salt and pepper. The dressing is ready. Set it aside.
  3. On a serving plate arrange sliced or cucumber or make a bed of lettuce.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss together the grapefruit segments, avocado slices and strawberry chunks.
  5. Pile the tossed fruits on the bed of lettuce or cucumber.
  6. Pour the dressing just before serving.
Enjoy it for a sunny lunch.

21 comments:

Ann said...

Wow very colorful and healthy salad:)

Jyoti said...

Perfect salad for summer!

LG said...

Salad looks appetizing..

Ashwini said...

Colorful and refreshing salad. Perfect for this summer.

My Experiments with Cooking said...

I love the citrus flavor/fragrance. It sounds so fresh :)

Prathibha said...

Thats a perfect summer salad dear...

UjjU said...

Lovely salad & so colorful! Wish someone made me this salad! :( Nyway, congrats. M due in another 24 days. The ticker way below my blog shows the progression :) Take care & all the best.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! colorful 1st time here ..u have a wonderful space .

Smitha said...

Thanks folks..

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks for stoping by ..i am following u ..Hey kannda baratta nimage ?

Vani said...

Lovely salad

Smitha said...

@ Mangala! Kannada ne nam matru bhashe ri!!

Sush said...

salad has come at the right time Smitha. Will try it on some weekend as Singapore has summer all 365 days :p

Preeti Singh said...

1st time here .... you have wonderful space ....salad looks very refreshing and inviting....keep rocking dear..

Priti said...

That's for sure good to summer...looks colourful and nice

sangi said...

salad looks colorful...

Hari Chandana said...

First time here... looks very delicious and healthy.. thanks for sharing :)

Smitha said...

@ thanks Sush,

@ thanks Priti, Preeti, sanghi and Harichandana!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow sooooo colorful and very healthy salad nice pic.

rajolisudhir said...

wow! thats a nice photograph, very inviting. I should really try this one. will tell u the results

Last sunday had fruit salad at J Aunties house joined by your ILs, it was delicious, I forgot to ask her to pack some for me,I guess she would have loved to do

Smitha said...

Oh J Aunty's fruit salad is kind of legendary! I absolutely love it :)