Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ginger Citrus Salad

Ginger Citrus Salad #1

My dad has a sliding scale he uses in order to determine how ill somebody is. Off-colour means that you're not quite yourself. Pasty usually means that not only have you turned a delicate shade of green but that you need to be tucked up into bed pronto, preferably with a bucket at arms reach. Crook indicates that you truly are sick, and somebody should call you an ambulance forthwith. Heheh, I love my Dad!

I have been feeling a little off-colour myself this week. Not sick, exactly, but not well either. I couldn't quite figure out what was wrong with me - all I knew was that my body was craving something, but I couldn't nut out what it was. Then my glance fell upon our fruit bowl. Suddenly it all came to me: I needed grapefruit! And ginger! And oranges! And boy oh boy, I needed them now!

10 minutes and some deft knife work later, I had a ginger citrus salad before me. Reader, I am ashamed to say that as soon as I had finished snapping these pics, I wolfed it down in the most unladylike manner possible. But it was good, so good - exactly what I needed. In the Dad Sliding Scale, I am back on top with all pistons firing. Phew!
Ginger Citrus Salad #2

Ginger Citrus Salad

1 ruby grapefruit
1 orange
small knob of ginger
1/4 teaspoon raw caster sugar (or to taste)

1 - Using a sharp knife, remove the peel from the grapefruit and orange, then cut the fruit into slices. Place into a bowl.

2 - Remove the skin from the ginger, and grate a 1cm piece on top of the fruit. Toss to combine so the ginger mingles in nicely with the fruit juices.

3 - Scatter the sugar on top, then munch away.


  1. I love this scale of your dads, so good! I like the looks of your salad, I actually ordered a salad last night for the second time in my life! Must be something in the air....

  2. Anonymous6:12 pm

    Sounds lovely particularly if you use ginger rather than garlic (sorry couldn't resist!)

    Off to the supermarket to get some oranges

  3. Oh my word! Thanks, janesewandtell, for alerting me to that rather embarassing typo. All fixed up now, and no garlic in sight!

    (Geez, I was feeling wonkier today than I realised!)


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