Spicy Citrus Salad Recipe
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Spicy Citrus Salad Recipe

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Cooking is a favorite hobby of mine. Everyone jokes about my numerous cookbooks and five recipe boxes! I'm always on the lookout for something new and flavorful, so when I received this salad recipe from my nephew's wife, I just had to try it. The unique blend of flavors was a hit!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 large seedless oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 18 pitted ripe olives, cut in half lengthwise
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 112 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 vegetable


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients. Stir in the oranges, parley and olives. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, place greens in a salad bowl. Spoon dressing over top and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Citrus Salad in Country Extra November 1991, p49

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