Florida Citrus Garden Salad

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

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed or canola oil
  • 2 ounces bottled water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups loosely packed red or green leaf lettuce, washed and dried
  • 2 large tomatoes cut in wedges
  • 2 cucumbers, peeped and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 grapefruit, peeled and pith removed, cut into segments
Directions
  • Microwave limes for about 30 seconds to release essential oils, and set aside to cool.

  • Turn on the blender and through the feed-tube, add the parsley, chives, honey, rice wine vinegar, and fresh ginger, and blend together until a smooth paste has formed. At this point the limes should be cool enough to squeeze. With the power on, add the lime juice through the blender feed-tube, and then very slowly add the oil and water until the mixture thickens and can coat the back of a spoon. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Set aside in refrigerator until needed. (When chilled, the dressing should resemble something like mayonnaise.)

  • In a large bowl, toss lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and grapefruit with enough dressing to coat.


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