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Citrus Creations

January 27th 2024

Bursting with bright, tangy flavors, citrus fruits seem almost out of place in the middle of winter. Thankfully, that’s when they’re in season and when we need them most. Citrus fruits provide a boost of powerful antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium. Get your citrus fix in a variety of ways this season! Kiwi, Clementine & Blackberry Salad

Best of the Season

Variations of lemons, oranges and grapefruits are at their peak in the winter. Citrus fruits love cooler temperatures, and while most other fruit-bearing trees are dormant in the winter, the chill brings out extra sweetness. 

Perfect Picks

The last thing you want is a citrus fruit that’s too sour. Follow our guide for choosing citrus fruits for maximum sweetness and juiciness. 

  1. Look for vibrantly colored and fragrant fruit.
  2. The heavier the fruit is, the juicer it will be.
  3. The best citrus fruits will appear to have a thin skin.
  4. Ripe fruit should be firm to the touch, but give slightly when pressure is applied.

Kiwi, Clementine & Blackberry Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing


  • ½ cup unsalted pepitas

  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey

  • 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil

  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds

  • 3 clementines, peeled and separated

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise

  • 4½ cups spring mix salad greens

  • 1½ cups halved blackberries


    1. In large skillet, toast pepitas over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to cool.

    2. In large bowl, whisk yogurt, lemon juice, honey, oil and poppy seeds; fold in clementines, kiwis, spring mix and blackberries. Makes about 6 cups.

    3. Transfer 2 cups salad and 2 tablespoons pepitas to zip-top plastic bag; freeze overnight or up to 1 month.

    4. Serve remaining salad sprinkled with remaining 6 tablespoons pepitas.

    Chef Tip:

    1. Use your frozen salad mix and pepitas in a Winter Kiwi, Clementine & Blackberry Smoothie.

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