10 Refreshing Salads Made With Citrus

updated May 23, 2023
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Citrus, in all its sweet and sour goodness, is the perfect summer salad mix-in! And we have a few tasty recipes to prove it: how about blood oranges paired with feta and onion? Or grapefruit topped with parmesan and celery? We promise you—whatever your citrus craving, a few slices will wake up your salad and provide a bright burst of color. Is your mouth watering yet?

Refreshing Salads Made With Citrus

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Citrus and Red Onion Salad
This simple salad is packed with texture and flavor, thanks to quick-pickled red onions, juicy oranges, briny green olives, and salty, crunchy pistachios.
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Sicilian–Inspired Blood Orange Salad

This blood orange salad takes all of my favorite ingredients and throws them into an unapologetic, vibrant dish that will tickle the taste buds and delight your visual sensibility. It’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Drizzled with a sesame-maple dressing, this palate-pleasing salad is creamy, crunchy, tangy, and sweet.

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Blood Orange Ambrosia with Whipped Crème Fraêche

These sunshine-y fruits make even the coldest days of winter more bearable, with the whisper of sunnier days to come.

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Celery and Grapefruit Salad with Parmesan

This is a very punchy salad; there is a lot of flavor, and a lot of crunch. Adding just a tiny, tiny pinch of sugar mellows out the grapefruit’s bite, and makes the celery even more juicy.

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Fennel, Beet, and Orange Salad

Combining winter citrus and beets with a bulb of early spring fennel, it’s sweet and richy scented and doesn’t require turning on an oven.

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Orange, Olive, and Fennel Salad

This is probably our favorite salad – we really can’t eat enough of fennel and orange. But the olives added a salty, savory kick.

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Kale Salad with Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon

The salad is vividly flavored and colored with a nice, fresh crunch.

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Orange, Almond & Date Salad

Rich with natural sweetness, the pairing of oranges and dates makes for a simple (not to mention gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan!) weeknight dessert.

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Herbed Citrus Salad with Tahini Dressing and Greens
A recipe for a colorful orange and grapefruit salad over baby lettuce that's dressed with a flavorful tahini dressing.
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