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Marinated Citrus Salad Recipe

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This citrus salad evolved over the years by combining a little bit of what everyone in my family likes.—Katrina Heinrich, Underhill, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 3 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 32 fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 6 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 143 calories, 65 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 31 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm protein, 2 gm fat, 8 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 starch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, vinegar, marmalade, sugar, pepper and salt; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In another large bowl, combine the grapefruit, oranges, asparagus, cucumber, onion and avocado. Add the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Drain and reserve marinade. Arrange lettuce on plates; top with fruit mixture. Sprinkle with mint if desired. Serve with reserved marinade. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Citrus Salad in Country Woman November/December 2000, p37

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