Citrus Walnut Salad


I created this salad as a nice fresh side to a light summer meal. Easy to change or customize for different tastes. You can plate the salad individually for a nice presentation.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 large oranges, zested

  • 1 pink grapefruit

  • 1 (5 ounce) bag mixed salad greens

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread walnuts on a baking sheet.

  2. Toast walnuts in the preheated oven until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  3. Slice top and bottom off 1 orange and set on a flat work surface. Cut downwards from the top, following the curve of the fruit, to remove all of the skin and pith. Repeat with remaining orange and grapefruit.

  4. Holding 1 orange over a bowl to catch juice, cut both sides of each segment away from the connective membrane and transfer to a separate bowl. Squeeze extra juice from the membranes into the bowl. Repeat with remaining orange and grapefruit.

  5. Mix toasted walnuts, salad greens, and feta cheese into the bowl of orange and grapefruit segments.

  6. Pour orange and grapefruit juice into a glass measuring cup. Add enough pomegranate juice to reach 1/3 cup. Whisk in 1 teaspoon orange zest, sugar, parsley, and salt. Whisk in oil until dressing is thick.

  7. Drizzle dressing over salad.

Cook's Note:

Substitute olive oil for the vegetable oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
41g Fat
30g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 85mg 425%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 440mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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