This Winter Citrus Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette is a version of one of my sister’s favorite childhood recipes (and what better day to post this than her birthday? Happy birthday, Katherine!). It’s packed with seasonal citrus (Mandarin oranges, grapefruit, and/or Meyer lemons), thinly sliced mushrooms, and toasted almonds. It’s dressed in a super simple red wine vinaigrette that goes well with any salad, but really brings out the sweet and tangy citrus flavors in this salad.
And best of all? You can make it in advance for easy meal prepping (see recipe notes).
This recipe is part of Bowl of Delicious’s month-long Mediterranean Diet theme. The red wine vinaigrette is my standard dressing for any Greek salad, and brings the flavors of the Mediterranean into this salad. While the ingredients themselves may not scream Mediterranean, the recipe fits the bill for the diet perfectly, since it’s packed with plants and a dressing made of extra-virgin olive oil.
I always forget how much I love raw mushrooms. They are PERFECT in this salad- their earthiness paired with the bright citrus is amazing. And the toasted almonds add a pleasant crunch to each bite. …