Colorful Dish for the Holidays

December 20, 2019

I want to share with you a healthy option during the holidays, which is both beautiful and tasty. You guys know I LOVE a table full of color. I also talk all the time about the benefits of eating colorful food and adding them to our plate. This recipe checks off all the boxes that I look for when making a healthy dish. It has color, low sodium, and it is SUPER easy to make. Oranges are a great source of fiber, Vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants. They are also a source of citric acid. Some research indicates that citric acid and citrates from oranges may help prevent kidney stone formation. Also, vitamin C and citric acid can help you absorb more iron from the digestive tract.  Eating iron-rich foods and Vitamin C together may help prevent anemia. Such great benefits, right?

Try this delicious salad to add a bit of glamour and health to your holiday table!

Citrus & Mixed Greens Salad

  • 1 naval orange
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 Cara Cara orange
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 4  cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups roughly torn radicchio leaves
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Slice the ends off oranges and grapefruit so they stand upright.  Cut off the remaining peel and white pith, following the curve of the fruit.  Slice each cross-wise into rounds; remove any seeds. 
  2. Whisk oil, lemon juice, honey, thyme, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  3. Combine the greens and radicchio.  Arrange on a platter.  Tope the greens with the citrus slices and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.  Pass the dressing to serve.

Nutrition Information: 144 calories, 9 gm fat, 16 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, 167 mg sodium

Recipe Source:  Diabetic Living/ Winter 2020

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Best in health----