Winter Citrus Salad


This month’s recipe comes from our friends at Edible San Diego, a magazine and website that aims to connect residents with local growers, retailers, chefs and food artisans, while telling the stories of San Diego County’s diverse regional food system. Don’t live in San Diego? They’ve got you covered with Edible Communities throughout the U.S.
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Eating with your eyes couldn’t be any easier with this gorgeous dish! Not only is it pretty, but it’s nutritionally packed. The red grapefruit contains lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient that helps fight oxygen free radicals. There are also phytonutrients in grapefruit called limonoids, which inhibit tumor formation by promoting the formation of detoxifying enzyme, glutathione-S-transferase. Gerson patients may recall that this is the same detoxifying enzyme that is stimulated through coffee enemas.

Oranges are perhaps the most popular source of vitamin C, but did you know that kiwi contains more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange? Kiwi is also a very good source of dietary fiber and potassium and fascinates researchers with its innate ability to protect DNA in the nucleus of human cells from oxygen-related damage.

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INGREDIENTS

1 naval orange, rind removed, cut into 1/4″ slices

1 blood orange, rind removed, cut into 1/4″ slices

1 red grapefruit, rind removed, cut into 1/4″ slices

1 kiwi, peeled, cut into 1/4″ slices

*2 tablespoons nuts and seeds

*1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon raw honey

*Pinch of sea salt

 

*GERSON MODIFICATIONS*

Skip the salt.

Drizzle with flax seed oil instead of olive oil.

Top with Gerson-approved spices such as dill seed or fennel seed (you can even toast them) or herbs such as rosemary and sage.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

On a large serving platter, arrange the citrus and kiwi in an overlapping pattern.

Drizzle with olive oil and honey, and sprinkle of salt. Top with nuts and seeds.

 


Recipe by: Edible San Diego

Photo Credit: Edible San Diego

References:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=25

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=41&tname=foodspice


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