Winter Citrus Salad

Slightly sweet with brilliant color and flavor, this Winter Citrus Salad tops crisp lettuce with juicy grapefruit, oranges, avocados and chopped almonds.  Slightly sweet with brilliant color and flavor, this Winter Citrus Salad tops crisp lettuce with juicy grapefruit, oranges, avocados and chopped almonds.

Note: I received products free for this review, but all opinions (fears and neuroses) are my own.

Today we have another book club recipe. So of course, it’s delicious! My fellow “bookies” are so talented!  I knew from my first bite at our annual holiday party, that this was one for the blog! Slightly sweet with brilliant color and flavor, this Winter Citrus Salad tops crisp lettuce with juicy grapefruit, oranges, avocados and chopped almonds.

While I did leave the Winter Citrus Salad recipe mostly alone (tough I reduced the amount of dressing), I made one critical modification.  I substituted Stevita Spoonable Organic sweetener, a combo of erythritol and stevia, for the sugar in half of the dressing.

It dissolved actually easier than the sugar–and when I compared the two versions, I couldn’t tell them apart. Yes! 

Slightly sweet with brilliant color and flavor, this Winter Citrus Salad tops crisp lettuce with juicy grapefruit, oranges, avocados and chopped almonds.

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You see I have been talking about going keto in a final, last ditch effort to lose some weight. A person gains a measly 3 lbs one Christmas and 3 the next and pretty soon your BMI is no longer “normal”, and you are in the market for new clothes.

Did I mention I have failed every diet I’ve tried?

But I’ve been especially nervous about trying keto. So I’m starting slowly, by trying to cut out bread and sugar, before I jump in. 

Stevita Naturals Products

Fortunately, I was helped along by a beautiful care package from Stevita Naturals. And their “spoonable” sugar substitute worked perfectly in the dressing.

Not to mention, they use organic (USDA certified) and sustainable farming practices. I’m not hurting the planet no matter how badly I want to button my jeans.

Cocoa–yes!

Finally, I was amazed at the variety of products they have.

Gum, hard candies, creamer, drops (I already use these in my coffee) and more. Now when the impulse to pop a spoonful of chocolate chips (what’s your biggest diet vice?), I can grab a piece of gum.  And did I mention the cocoa? Cause, um, winter in Wisconsin.

And just maybe, I’m not so scared anymore!

Slightly sweet with brilliant color and flavor, this Winter Citrus Salad tops crisp lettuce with juicy grapefruit, oranges, avocados and chopped almonds.

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Winter Citrus Salad
Serves 6
Slightly sweet with brilliant color and flavor, this Winter Citrus Salad tops crisp lettuce with juicy grapefruit, oranges, avocados and chopped almonds.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
274 calories
23 g
0 g
21 g
3 g
3 g
222 g
109 g
15 g
0 g
17 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
222g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274
Calories from Fat 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
32%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 109mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
69%
Calcium
7%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dressing
  1. 3 Tablespoons sugar or equivalent sweetener
  2. 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  3. 1 Tablespoon finely minced shallots
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  6. 1/3 cup olive oil
  7. 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Salad
  1. 6 cups torn leaf lettuce of your choice
  2. 1 grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, with sections cut in half
  3. 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  4. 1 avocado, peeled and cubed
  5. ¼ cup slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Toss greens with dressing. Top with citrus, avocado and almonds.
Notes
  1. Note: Because this dressing relies somewhat on the “bulk” of the sugar/sweetener, if you use a substitute, select one with some substance rather than “drops”. I used one that was 1 tsp sweetener = 4 tsp of sugar and that worked well, as should a 1:1 sweetener.
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calories
274
fat
21g
protein
3g
carbs
23g
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