Sweet-Sour Citrus Salad Recipe
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Sweet-Sour Citrus Salad Recipe

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The combination of garden-fresh vegetables and fruits tossed with a honey and poppy seed dressing makes this colorful versatile enough to accompany any entree. My husband and I love it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 large navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 cups torn salad greens
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 132 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the grapefruit and orange sections; sprinkle with sugar. Add red pepper and red onion.
  2. In a blender, combine the honey, vinegar, poppy seeds, grated onion, lemon juice, salt, mustard and lemon peel; cover and process until blended. Pour over fruit mixture and toss to coat.
  3. In a large serving bowl, toss the greens, mushrooms and fruit mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-Sour Citrus Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p37

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