Citrus-Vanilla Salad

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 3 small pink or red grapefruits
  • 3 blood oranges
  • Juice of 2 lemons (preferably Meyer lemons)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped out
Directions
  • Trim the bottoms and tops of the navel oranges, grapefruits and blood oranges, then cut away the peel and pith with a paring knife. Slice the fruit crosswise and arrange on a rimmed platter.

  • Combine the lemon juice, sugar, 1/4 cup water and the vanilla seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

  • Pour the syrup over the fruit, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • Photograph by Con Poulos


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