Winter Salad With Citrus

Salads are a year-round healthy addition to any table, and who says citrus fruits are only for summer? This combo of greens with grapefruit and orange sections may just have you dreaming of warmer weather in colder months, so think of it as a bright pick-me-up, for a light lunch, or as a side for dinner. This lovely mix is free of cholesterol, and comes in at only 80 calories, with just 4.5 grams of fat, 65 mg. of sodium, and 6 grams of sugar. It gets its 2 grams of protein from walnuts – a great food extender – but you could also get creative and add chicken for a more substantial main meal, knowing that it will impact calories, etc.


(Serves 8)



6 cups mixed greens

1 cup grapefruit sections

1 cup orange sections

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts



2 tbsps. raspberry vinegar

1 tbsp. orange juice

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. sugar

¼ tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. soy sauce

1/4 tsp. dry mustard

1/8 tsp. salt


Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Then combine the greens, grapefruit, oranges, onion, and walnuts. Add dressing and toss to coat.

Recipe adapted from


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