This salad is so simple. There really isn't much to it. But that's just what we need right about now, right? Easy is just the thing for December and sometimes we need to be reminded of an easy idea with a big payoff so I thought I'd share this.
This citrus salad is such a great complement to rich holiday food and it works equally well at brunch or lunch or dinner.
To make it, buy a selection of citrus: grapefruits (ruby red is especially pretty), navel oranges, blood oranges, even mandarins. Also buy pomengranate arils.
To slice the fruit, first cut a slice off the top and the bottom of the fruit (think of the "North Pole" and the "South Pole" and then cut the peel off in long strips, think "longitude," all the way around. Now that the fruit is peeled you can cut it into 1/2 inch slices.
Toss the citrus mixture with pomengranate seeds. That's it, if you'd like. Or you can drizzle grenadine syrup over the mixture for a tiny bit of sweet. This salad is especially pretty garnished with a spring of mint.
There you go! Simple, pretty and guilt-free.