Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey and Lime

This citrus salad with mint, honey and lime is refreshing and flavorful. It would be perfect for anything from a party to a breakfast staple.

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I think it’s safe to say that I’m still in that weird limbo (thanks to Michigan weather) between winter and spring. I’m making the best of it by using up all that great citrus produce but mixing it with summer flavors so that I can pretend it’s warm and sunny out. Even if that means buying ridiculously overpriced mint at the grocery store. More or less, I’m just adding mint to all my recipes so that it feels like I’m enjoying a refreshing mojito even though I’m really just trudging my way through all that boring old winter produce. (Proof: Remember my Berry Mint Granita with Rum?) Sorry oranges and grapefruits, you’re getting tired. Step aside and make room for juicy berries.

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However, with all that winter-dissing done, I will say I could eat this citrus salad with mint all summer long. I know, major contradiction. But it is really refreshing, super flavorful and kind of shouts SUMMER ON THE BEACH despite making use of the citrus produce that sometimes get delegated to winter only.  The lime and mint in this salad really do a great job of making this a refreshing salad fit for the hottest of summer days. Ben tried it even though quite honestly, the dude prefers a plain ol’ orange. I was pleasantly surprised when he really enjoyed this and his exact words were, “This would be great on a hot summer day. It’s so refreshing.”

See, we’re all ready for summer here in Michigan.

Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime - get the easy and flavorful recipe on RachelCooks.com

This beautiful citrus salad with mint isn’t only great for hot summer days (and breakfast pretty much any day), but it would also be great for a baby shower! What shower wouldn’t benefit from a bowl of this beautiful salad? Another thing that is great about it is that since it is so light and refreshing, it’s a happy contradiction to typical party food which can fall on the heavier side.

Today we’re celebrating Christina of Dessert for Two and her baby that will be arriving very soon with this surprise virtual baby shower. She specializes in desserts made for two (like these lemon meringue pie cookies) so I considered making a recipe for two in honor of her, but this is about the party! We need to serve a whole bunch of people because a whole bunch of people want to celebrate Christina. This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or multiplied by ten to suit your needs.

Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime - get the easy and flavorful recipe on RachelCooks.com

So, Christina, you’re going to have a baby. Hold on tight, things are about to get crazy in the best way you could never even have possibly imagined. There will be blood, sweat and tears and happiness and love throughout it all. I just know you’re going to be a great mom!

Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime

This citrus salad with mint, honey and lime is refreshing and flavorful. It would be perfect for anything from a party to a breakfast staple.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Cara Cara Oranges, segmented
  • 2 grapefruit, segmented
  • zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint

Directions:

  1. Segment fruit over a bowl.
  2. Remove segments from juice and place in another bowl. (The juice would be great for drinking!)
  3. To the citrus segments, add lime zest, honey, and mint. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or store in fridge until ready to serve.
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Verdict: OBSESSED.

Husband’s take: I already mentioned it above but he really liked this too. (Yay!) E wouldn’t try it because there were green things in it. I didn’t force the issue this time because I wanted to eat it all myself.

Changes I would make: None are necessary. Feel free to substitute your favorite citrus if you don’t have or don’t want to use the ones I used.

Difficulty: Segmenting the fruit is slightly time consuming but other than that, this recipe is super simple.

 

Make sure to hop around to all the other virtual shower recipes! They all look amazing.

Fizzy Grapefruit Margaritas from Well Plated

Earl Grey Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Country Cleaver

Mini Bourbon and Bacon Tater Tot Casseroles from Climbing Grier Mountain

Maple-Chia Overnight Oatmeal from Feed Me Phoebe

Lemon Cake for Two from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Mini Raspberry Rhubarb Pavlovas from The Baker Chick

Almond Berry Cake Parfaits for Two from Edible Perspective

Peanut Butter Bourbon Blondies from The Frosted Vegan

Mixed Berry Mascarpone Scones from Bluebonnet Baker

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cupcakes for Two from The Housewife in Training Files

Bourbon Barbeque Sliders with Bleu Cheese from Saucy Pear

Steak Fajita Tacos for Two from The Sweetphi Blog

Mango Madeleines from Stetted

Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime from Rachel Cooks

Parfaits for Two from Order in the Kitchen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream from Joyful Healthy Eats

French Breakfast Puffs from Stephie Cooks

Blueberry Vanilla Cream Hand Pies from Eats Well With Others

Banana Pudding Cheesecake from The Domestic Rebel

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22 comments

  1. Beautiful salad and so simple to make. Love the mint, honey, lime combo!

  2. What a delicious, light and refreshing salad! Perfect for summer!

  3. Awww, Ms Rachel! What are you up to today?! You guys are all so sweet! thank you SO much for gathering and making all these sweet treats for me! Can we please gather in real life and eat eat eat?! Thanks for the kind words and words of encouragement. I hope to be half as good a mama as you :)

    Love ya!
    Christina

  4. Love this! The colors in this just pop, absolutely gorgeous Rachel!

  5. This is pretty much my perfect spring salad! Glad you brought this to balance all the sugar going on!

  6. I would love a big bowl of this today!! Bring on spring flavors!

  7. This salad totally reminds me of spring and summer! What a sweet way to celebrate Christina, now i just need my grocery store to carry mint again, like stat ,so I can make this :)

  8. I love this salad. So fresh and bright and the honey lime mint dressing is insane.

  9. I totally agree that this would be the perfect summer salad… winter fruit or not;-)

  10. sounds refreshing

  11. This looks so refreshing and absolutely delicious! It looks like the perfect dessert or side dish!

  12. I could eat citrus year-round. This lovely salad would be perfect any time of the day.

  13. This might be a limbo-winter-spring-citrus salad but it has all the color and zest of spring – sign me up!! How gorgeous!

  14. I love Cara Cara oranges and pink grapefruit and honey and mint and lime.
    Must make this now!

  15. OMG summer in a bowl! Lucky for me I have some mint in my fridge! Now I just need to go get the rest of the stuff so I can make this STAT

  16. So sweet of you to participate in this virtual baby shower! This salad looks delicious- I’m so in love with citrus lately and have pinned this recipe to try!

  17. I love the combination of mint and citrus – it is so light, bright and refreshing!

  18. I love this! Definitely would be perfect for a baby shower or something brunchy. Pinning and sharing!

  19. I’m so ready for summer to come, too! I’m tired of the cold-mornings-but-hot-afternoons days :) Will need to make this salad with the hope of speeding up summer-time!

  20. Made this earlier today as we’re looking for recipes to use the massive amount of mint taking over the garden. So. Good! The flavor so really pop. Highly recommended

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