Kumquat Blackberry Salad

Slightly sweet and colorful, this kumquat blackberry salad is simple, fresh and nutritious.  Not to mention cheery and tasty–eat a rainbow!

Slightly sweet and colorful, this kumquat blackberry salad is simple, fresh and nutritious. Not to mention cheery and tasty--eat a rainbow!

I had never eaten a kumquat before. But I’m absolutely going to eat them again! Looking like large-thumb-sized oval oranges, their peel is sweet and the whole fruit edible. kumquats

Did you know that the peel of an orange is actually more nutritious than the juice? Alas, the peel is too bitter for me! But I wondered if kumquats carried over the nutrition with their tastier peels. It turns out that there are a nutrition powerhouse! To read more about kumquat nutrition see Healthline.

The kumquats were a special purchase for my buying club’s monthly organic produce box. Every so often, I like to order something out of the ordinary, so when I spotted them on the pricelist I was all in. Winter’s a great time for a cheery unique fruit! 

Slightly sweet and colorful, this kumquat blackberry salad is simple, fresh and nutritious. Not to mention cheery and tasty--eat a rainbow!

Kumquat Blackberry Salad

I cut into my first kumquat with some real trepidation however. Sometimes fruits don’t catch on because they aren’t all that good. Definitely NOT the case with kumquats! I’ve been snitching one a day, keto diet or not!

Hey, they’re small. 

Did you know that the peel of an orange is actually more nutritious than the juice? Alas, the peel is too bitter for me! But I wondered if kumquats carried over the nutrition with their tastier peels. It turns out that there are a nutrition powerhouse! To read more about kumquat nutrition see …

Served

I figured that the kumquats would look pretty sliced on a salad. I also had some leftover blackberries which were a beautiful compliment. Although simple, the salad was sweet and fresh and perfect for bringing us closer to spring. 

Kumquat Blackberry Salad

Kumquat Blackberry Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Slightly sweet and colorful, this kumquat blackberrysalad is simple, fresh and nutritious.  Notto mention cheery and tasty--eat a rainbow!

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 3 kumquats, sliced and seeds removed
  • 3 ounces blackberries
  • 2 Tablespoons of your favorite sprouts

Dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients
  2. Toss lettuce with dressing
  3. Top with blackberries, sliced kumquats and sprouts

Notes

If you are really gung-ho keto and avoiding OJ, you can use a couple drops of orange extract and some sweetener of your choice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

4 thoughts on “Kumquat Blackberry Salad

    1. Inger Post author

      I guess kumquats are less obscure than I realized! After the coronavirus is over I’m going to have to go out looking, though likely they’ll be out of season in this hemisphere.

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