I am not sure what this citrus fruit tastes like. I first bought it thinking it was akin to the sweet lime (aka mosambi) I ate as a child. While it did not taste like sweet lime, it had a refreshing mix of tart and sweet finish. Although this salad is called a citrus and beet salad, the only citrus is the sweetie (or jaffa sweetie). This fruit tastes like a not-so-bitter version of a white grapefruit and pomelo. Very refreshing and bright.
I peeled and roasted these orange beets in the air fryer for 15 minutes. Once peeled and quartered, the beets did not take long in the air fryer.
The juice of the sweeties provided enough liquid for the dressing. There is no cheese in this salad. If you like cheese, small dollops of goat cheese or chunks of brie go very well with the citrus.
My new favorite salad greens these days are micro greens. Very easily available at most grocery stores, micro greens are tender and sweet and work in almost any kind of salad. I used mixed micro greens with the beets.
|2||Sweeties / citrus, peeled segmented|
|4||small beets, peeled and quartered|
|1/2||cup roasted nuts (this one has pistachios)|
|2||cups salad greens|
|1||tablespoon freshly ground black pepper|
|1/2||cup chopped mint or basil|
Usually, I used a mix of citrus fruits for this salad. (one blood orange, one white grapefruit, and one pomelo with an equal number of cara cara oranges.)
Peeling and cutting the beets into quarters fastens the cooking process. You can use precooked beets from the grocery store as well.
Try to save the juice while cleaning the citrus for the dressing.
|Pomello||Beets||Pistachios||Olive Oil||Goat cheese|
|White Grapefruit||Carrots||Walnuts||Basil Oil||Whipped Ricotta|
|Blood Oranges||Pecans||Any Herb Oil||Shaved Parmesan|