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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette | #ProgressiveEats

Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette
Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette
Does your body ever crave something, but you just can't figure out what? You walk through the kitchen, opening the fridge, then the pantry, then the fridge, then the pantry—and still, nothing seems right? When this happens to me, that yearning can usually only be satisfied with one of two things: dark leafy greens or citrus fruit.

I suppose this probably means that the feeling, the craving, is actually a signal that I'm lacking in Iron or Vitamin C. Now, I don't mind just peeling an orange and enjoying it, but I'm in luck today, because the Progressive Eats bloggers are sharing a whole menu filled with recipes that include citrus.

I'm contributing this simple, but beautifully colored salad that you can make from whatever varieties of citrus that you can get your hands on. Strewn with some thinly sliced onion or shallot and fresh herbs, then drizzled with a vinaigrette that you can shake up in mere seconds, it's the perfect way to quench my body's thirst for Vitamin C.
Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette
I hope you enjoy this Progressive Eats menu, and feel free to share your favorite citrus recipes in the comments below!

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month we're sharing dishes featuring citrus fruits! Our event is hosted by Coleen who blogs at The Redhead Baker. Citrus fruits are in season this time of year, and the flavors will brighten up even the dreariest winter day. You’ll certainly find a delicious recipe to add to your repertoire!

Progressive Eats Citrus Menu

Progressive Eats Citrus Menu




Main Course

Veggies/Side Dishes


If you're unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.

We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.

yield: serves 4print recipe
Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette

Citrus Salad with Honey-Tarragon Vinaigrette

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins
A variety of bright citrus fruit is all it takes to make a beautiful salad.


2 blood oranges
  • 1 pink or red grapefruit
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 shallot or tiny red onion, very thinly sliced
  • kosher or sea salt
For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon + a few whole leaves to garnish


  1. Use a very sharp knife to peel all of the citrus fruit for the salad, removing as much of the white stuff (pith) as possible. Slice into thin wheels, then layer them onto a serving plate.
  2. Scatter shallot over the top and sprinkle with a little bit of salt.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a small jar, put on the lid, and shake to combine. Drizzle over the salad, garnish with a few extra tarragon leaves if you wish. Serve immediately.
  1. Use any combination of citrus fruit that you like. I added a couple of slices of lime to this for color, but try adding a Pomelo, kumquat (unpeeled and sliced paper thin), or mandarin oranges, as well.
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