Our local partner Good Eggs is committed to delivering the best, freshest ingredients to Bay Area homes. They asked Neka to create some simple, nourishing dishes using healing seasonal ingredients for their mid-January newsletter.
Winter Citrus Salad takes just minutes to make and, thanks to its combination of pomelo, cara cara orange, and blood orange, contains your daily dose of immunity-boosting Vitamin C. Citrus fruits are packed with potassium to regulate blood pressure, and fiber to aid in healthy digestion. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bitter properties of pomelo and arugula make them good for fighting water retention, canker sores, nightmares, heart palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia. Sour foods, like oranges, act as astringents have a calming, cooling effect on the liver, and are beneficial for people who eat a high-fat, rich diet.*
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch sea salt
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 blood oranges
2 Cara Cara oranges
1 small onion
1 bag baby arugula or other salad green
Mash the garlic and salt together in a bowl. Add olive oil and stir into a paste. Add apple cider vinegar and stir again. Set aside.
Peel all the citrus and remove as much of the pith as you can. Cut blood oranges into thin round slices, then segment the cara cara oranges and pomelo cutting away as much of the membrane as you can so they look like clean half-moons. Slice the red onion into thin ribbons.
Place the greens in a large bowl and add the citrus. Sprinkle the red onion on top and drizzle the dressing over the salad. Dig in!
Makes 2 to 4 servings
*Source: The Urban Remedy Cookbook