Winter Citrus Salad with Cucumber + Fennel

This bright Winter Citrus Salad features thinly shaved cucumber and fennel, with pops of freshness from pomegranate and mint.

This post is sponsored by Pure Flavor®. All opinions are my own.

A citrus salad with shaved cucumber and fennel on a brown rimmed ceramic plate

Promise me you won’t let the season go by without making yourself a bright, beautiful citrus salad at least once! The vibrant colors and crisp, juicy flavors are the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums. Pair it with a warm and cozy dish like my Baked Orzo with Feta and Spinach or my Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup for a winter meal that hits the spot.

pomegranates, mandarin oranges, mint and nano cucumbers on a pink speckled stone surface

What makes this Winter Citrus Salad so delicious

This Winter Citrus Salad features some of the best and brightest produce of the season: grapefruit and mandarins, shaved fennel, pomegranate, mint and the most adorable Pure Flavor® Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers. Their miniature size makes them perfect for snacking, but they also make a truly memorable addition to this salad.

sliced cucumber, grapefruit and mandarin oranges on a rectangular ceramic platter; containers of nano cucumbers from Pure Flavor

I sliced the Pure Flavor® Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers lengthwise into paper thin ribbons using a mandolin to elevate this salad. Together with the other ingredients, the combination of vibrant colors and different textures are a big winner for the winter season.

A citrus salad with shaved cucumber and fennel on a brown rimmed ceramic plate with a bowl of grapefruit vinaigrette on the side

A citrus vinaigrette that couldn’t be simpler

I made the easiest vinaigrette ever for this Winter Citrus Salad! Reserve a bit of the grapefruit and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Then whisk in some olive oil and a pinch of salt- that’s it! Because the other ingredients have so much natural flavor of their own, a complicated dressing isn’t necessary, simply a bit of seasoning.

And don’t skip the flaky sea salt on top- it really accentuates all of the flavors going on in this salad!

A citrus salad with shaved cucumber and fennel on a brown rimmed ceramic plate, ceramic salad servers and a linen tea towel

How far in advance can I make this citrus salad?

You can prep the ingredients for this salad 1-2 days in advance. I recommend keeping the dressing separate and tossing it in just before serving.

A citrus salad with shaved cucumber and fennel on a brown rimmed ceramic plate

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Winter Citrus Salad with Cucumber

This bright Winter Citrus Salad features thinly shaved cucumber and fennel, with pops of freshness from pomegranate and mint

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, healthy, Vegan
Keyword cucumber, grapefruit, salad, salad recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 100 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Grapefruit peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 1-2 Satsuma Mandarins or oranges peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 6 Pure Flavor Uno Bites Nano Cucumbers or 1 medium seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium fennel bulb thinly sliced
  • 1 small handful pomegranate arils
  • Fresh Mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Whisk together grapefruit juice, olive oil and salt in a small bow. Set aside.
  2. Arrange grapefruit slices, mandarin slices, cucumber and fennel on a plate. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
  3. Top with pomegranate and mint.
  4. Sprinkle generously with flaky sea salt.

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