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Citrus and Papaya Salad

No recipe image available.For an easy meal, serve this sunny salad with ham or turkey and steamed broccoli.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 teaspoon finely shredded Florida Orange Peel
1/4 cup Florida Orange Juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seed
1 papaya
2 Florida Red Grapefruit
1 head Belgian endive
Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves
1/3 cup sliced almonds (optional)
Red-tip Belgian endive leaves (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine orange peel, orange juice, vegetable oil, and poppy seed. Cover and shake well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Seed, peel, and slice papaya lengthwise. Peel, section, and seed the grapefruit.
  3. Slice the Belgian endive crosswise into 8 pieces.
  4. Line 4 salad plates with the Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves. Arrange the papaya slices, grapefruit sections, and sliced Belgian endive atop the lettuce leaves.
  5. Sprinkle with almonds, if desired. Shake dressing well; pour over each salad. Garnish each serving with the red-tip Belgian endive leaves, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Florida Department of Citrus.