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the eat clean diet vegetarian seven citrus salad

Posted Apr 06 2012 3:26pm

If you don’t how completely obsessed and honored I am to be featuring three recipes from the new Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Book , you can read my first into post here .

This week’s recipe is perfect for Arizona right now because it is just starting to heat up and what better way to start your Easter Brunch than a Seven Citrus Salad?

Now because I am in Arizona I had to make a little southwestern and also our local store didn’t have a few of the ingredients from the original recipe (straight out of the book) below:

Photo by Donna Griffith

I realize that is kind of hard to see so you can download the original recipe here .

My seven modified ingredients (based on availability and creativity) were as follows:

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cara cara orange
  • 2 cuties
  • 2 minneolas
  • 1 south african baby pineapple
  • 4 kumquats
  • 1 cactus leaf

I peeled, sliced and chopped everything and then scrubbed any prickers off the cactus leaf and used a potato peeler to get the “eyes” off and chopped it. Then I sauteed it in some lime juice for a few minutes.

After that I mixed everything together and topped it with some fresh lime juice and freshly chopped mint leaves.

In case you are wondering, the cactus leaf tastes very much like a vegetable but I couldn’t figure out which one, very clean and light. I’m not sure that it went perfectly with the fruit but at least now I can say I tried it :) and the kumquats were very tart – I’ve never had them before.

See Tosca prepare her salad here .

And find out more about The Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Book  here .

What is your favorite citrus? Mine is lemons :)

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for two more new recipes!!

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