Citrus Salad with Spice Honey gluten free

Citrus Salad with Spice Honey gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns*
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 medium-size oranges
  • 3 mandarin oranges
  • 2 Ruby Red grapefruit
  • 2 limes
  • 6 kumquats (optional)
  • 1 (4.4-oz.) package fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Toppings: extra virgin olive oil, fresh mint leaves, sea salt

Directions

  1. Bring first 6 ingredients and 1/2 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Boil, stirring often, 1 minute. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, peel oranges, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, kumquats.
  4. Cut away bitter white pith.
  5. Cut each fruit into thin rounds. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.
  6. Pour honey mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, discarding solids.
  7. Drizzle fruit with desired amount of spiced honey; reserve remaining for another use (such as flavoring iced tea).
  8. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, a handful of mint leaves, and sea salt.
  9. *Pink or red peppercorns may be substituted.
  10. Note: Salad may be made up to a day ahead. Prepare as directed; cover and chill up to 24 hours.