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Cardamom Citrus Salad


  • 3 large grapefruits
  • 4 navel oranges
  • 6 mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup simple syrup, corn syrup, or honey
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 lemon garnish, optional
  • ground cinnamon garnish, optional


  1. Peel the grapefruit and navel oranges, then peel away the membranes. Drain fruit in a colander and collect any excess juice, then transfer to a serving bowl. Toss in peeled and segmented mandarin oranges.
  2. Pour excess juice into a small saucepan, and add lime juice, syrup, and cardamom. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Allow syrup to cool, then pour it over the fruit mixture and gently toss to coat. Chill. Before serving, garnish with very thinly sliced lemons and a generous sprinkling of ground cinnamon. Use a slotted spoon to serve.
  4. Adapted from Simply Recipes http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cardamom_citrus_fruit_salad/