Hello, and happy Spring from The Forest Feast! Since I have more citrus than I know what to do with these days, inspired by this Fresh Citrus Salad, I thought I’d try something different by broiling the fruit. A couple minutes in the oven adds a nice smoky, caramelized flavor that is great with the cheese and mint. This is an easy dish to make ahead if you’re hosting a dinner party. Enjoy!
Broiled Citrus Salad with Feta and Mint
- 3 oranges
- 1 grapefruit
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1. Peel the citrus and slice into rounds. Leave the white pith- it helps keep the citrus in tact when cooking. Lay out citrus rounds on an oiled baking sheet.
2. Broil the citrus on high for approximately 5 minutes. Depending on your oven, this could be quicker or slower, so watch it closely every 30 seconds. Take it out when the edges of the fruit is just slightly tinged dark brown.
3. Let the fruit cool 5 minutes then move each citrus round with a spatula to a platter. Sprinkle with the feta, mint, olive oil and salt. Serve immediately or at room temperature.
The Forest Feast is a blog by Erin Gleeson full of simple, colorful vegetable based recipes with photos and watercolor illustration. After working for many years as a food photographer in NYC, Erin moved to a cabin in the woods where she is currently working on The Forest Feast Cookbook. Follow Erin on Twitter and Instagram, @theforestfeast.