13 Immune-Boosting Citrus Salads

Orange supremes (segments with the pith removed) garnished with green onions in a shallow white bowl
Sicilian Blood Orange Salad | Photo by Kim's Cooking Now . Photo: Kim's Cooking Now

Savor bright, striking flavor and boost your immune system when citrus is on the menu. These bold salads incorporate fruits like grapefruit, lime, and orange in tantalizing ways that guarantee to make your next meal memorable. Dive into a fresh grapefruit and fennel salad or go for a quick corn salad with lime vinaigrette. Find your favorite way to embrace tart, juicy, and healthy citrus fruits in this collection of salad recipes.

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Pomelo Salad with Rice Vermicelli

a white bowl filled with a colorful salad, with half a pomelo in the background
Kim's Cooking Now

This quick-cooking rice noodle salad is made up of vermicelli, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and pomelo segments. A sweet chili dressing is poured over for a bright, balanced combination.

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Jennifer's Fennel and Grapefruit Summer Salad

grapefruit, avocado, and fennel salad

What a crisp, flavorful, and refreshing salad," says Dianne. "This was an adventure for me since I've never had fennel or hearts of palm before — turns out I love both!"

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Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

julienned cucumber salad

A simple salad with big flavor. Cucumbers are cut matchstick-style, then tossed with garlic, red pepper flakes, and the juice of a whole lime. Add chili paste for an optional heat upgrade.

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Pomelo Salad with Peanuts, Mint, and Chile

bright citrus salad in light bowl
Laura F

The combination of vibrant pomelo with crushed peanuts, coconut flakes, and crispy fried shallot is hard to beat. This Thai-inspired salad is "a little sweet and a little sour, with hints of spice and funk," according to recipe creator LauraF.

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Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

southwestern corn salad with lime wedge garnish

Tart, spicy, and satisfying goodness made from ingredients you probably have on hand right now. A can of whole kernel corn, diced tomatoes, jalapeño, and fresh cilantro are tossed with lime juice and olive oil.

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Sicilian Blood Orange Salad

Orange supremes (segments with the pith removed) garnished with green onions in a shallow white bowl
Sicilian Blood Orange Salad | Photo by Kim's Cooking Now. Kim's Cooking Now

"Refreshing and deliciously healthy," says recipe contributor Rochelle. Subtly sweet blood orange is combined with olive oil and green onion for a light and fragrant salad course.

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Honey Ginger Kale Salad

kale salad on lunch tray

Fresh kale is massaged with orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, and honey for sweet, sharp green salad that gets better with time as flavors marry. This recipe transforms kale skeptics into kale-lovers.

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Drunken Grapefruit Salad

Drunken Grapefruit Salad
Photo by Wyattdogster. Wyattdogster

A sweet, boozy blend of grapefruit segments, gin, and loads of fresh mint. To use fresh grapefruit, follow Chef John's tips for making supremes: beautiful pith-free citrus segments.

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Outrageously Good Holiday Salad

avocado grapefruit lettuce salad with creamy dressing

Sophisticated salad with a unique flavor. "Made this for Easter and have made it several times since —not just a holiday salad!" says reviewer Lynn. "Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe."

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Avocado-Citrus Salad with Swiss Chard

avocado citrus swiss chard salad

Thinly sliced red onions and salted cashews are combined with salad greens, avocado, oranges, and clementines for a peppery, juicy, and totally fresh salad. Home cook Natasha recommends sprinkling the dish with pomegranate for an extra burst of color.

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Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

romaine mandarin orange salad

"I've made this a staple," says Marie."It's light but hearty. I do add a handful of spinach and a cabbage-carrot mix with sesame sticks for garnish."

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Cilantro-Lime Steak Salad

moody shot steak salad

Eat a protein-packed salad that's coated with a deliciously zingy citrus-based dressing. Cilantro, honey, and lime juice coat broiled flatiron steak and romaine lettuce in this filling recipe.

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Blood Orange Salad with Caramel Dressing

portrait shot blood orange salad

A beautiful, health-boosting blood orange salad to infuse your routine with serious flavor. Sliced oranges and grapefruits are dressed with a sesame- caramel sauce that will awaken your taste buds.

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