Spinach Salad with Citrus

  • 15 mins total
  • 15 mins prep
  • serves 4 people

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Spinach Salad with Citrus. This salad blends the best of summer ingredients for a fresh salad and puts to great use grapefruits and oranges. The combination of tart fruits and spinach makes this a nice palate cleanser. Easy to assemble and very light and refreshing. The most delicious salad I have made in the past months.

Spinach salad with citrus is a perfect addition to any menus.  Excellent side dish for any fish: Tequila Shrimps with Prosciutto and Basil.  Or with Idividual Meatloaf,   And last but not least any poultry dish as Chicken Spatchcocked

The possibilities are endless as you can just enjoy it as a light lunch on the go.

To section your oranges and grapefruit:

  • First, cut off the end base of each so it will stand steady on a flat surface.
  • Then remove all the outer skin and white pit with a steady and curved movement following the fruit.
  • With a very sharp small utility knife cut down and separate the skin and the membrane of the orange and grapefruit. Gently pull out or slide off with the knife.

The pulp remaining after all the sections have been removed has a lot of juice still left, do squeeze the remaining white pit to collect the remaining juice.

I always remove the long stems of the spinach, personal choice of course for the spinach salad.

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Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad with Citrus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3394IU68%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Spinach Salad with Citrus

  • 15 mins total
  • 15 mins prep
  • serves 4 people


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruits juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 grated orange zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces stemmed fresh spinach, washed and dried
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds, toasted


  1. Mix together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, cover and chill until ready to serve.

  2. Place the spinach, fruits in a large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat well. Sprinkle the almonds over the salad and toss again.


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Comments (4) Post a Reply

  1. Mayuri Patel says:

    I’m a big fan of fruity salads. Spinach salad with orange and grapefruit looks very inviting with the citrusy dressing. Perfect as a light meal or as an accompaniment to the main dish. Peeling off the membrane from citrus fruits takes time but its totally worth the effort.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I could not agree with you more. Nothing can replace the fresh citrus. I love this dish and could be perfect as a palate cleanser between dishes.
      Thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen.

  2. Renu says:

    I have my spinach growing like crazy in my garden and every few days I am picking it and searching for recipes. This looks like a delicious salad. I love the hint of cinnamon and the crunch from the nuts in this.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Hi Renu and thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen.
      You are so lucky to have spinach growing in your garden. You will love this recipe. Refreshing, light, and healthy, a great combination. The hint of cinnamon is barely there and yet it is.
      I love almond thus will add them to anything in my cooking.
      I hope you will try this recipe and love to see your dish <3

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