Love this time of the year when there is an abundance of Louisiana citrus at the local farmer’s market.The rich alluvial soil in southern Louisiana on the Mississippi delta is perfect for growing satsumas, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and kumquats. I have experienced great success as a backyard gardener growing my kumquat trees in large pots. These delicate fruit trees have survived the mild frosts and are over producing this year. So, I am always looking for creative ways to incorporate them into recipes. In this case, the kumquats are the star performers of a simple green salad. I use the tart kumquats. Don’t peel them! Just pop them in your mouth skin and all.
Green Salad with Kumquats and Citrus Dressing
Published on January 13, 2019 | By surleplat |
- Prep Time
- 4 cups of mixed salad greens
- 10 kumquats, sliced and seeded
- 1/2 cup roasted or candied pecans, chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
- Citrus dressing:
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 TBSP orange juice
- 1 TBSP honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Place salad greens in large salad bowl.
- Add sliced kumquats and chopped pecans. Combine with greens.
- Juice fresh lemon and lime in a small bowl. Add orange juice and honey and blend well with a whisk. Add the olive oil in a steady stream and continue to whisk the dressing until well combined.
- Pour dressing over salad and toss when ready to serve. Top with crumbled feta cheese and serve.