This healthy Grilled Citrus Spring Salad is loaded with seasonal asparagus, sliced radishes, and peas. Plus extra flavor from feta cheese and glazed pecans.
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Grilled Citrus Spring Salad

Bursting with flavor, crunch, and texture, this gorgeous spring salad features a homemade Grilled Citrus Vinaigrette, seasonal spring vegetables, feta cheese, and sweet, candied pecans. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword spring salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 353 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 2 oranges one sliced, one cut in wedges
  • 2 lemons one sliced, one cut in wedges
  • 5 cups spring salad greens
  • 8 radishes thinly sliced, about 1 cup
  • 12 asparagus spears chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon citrus zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup EmeraldĀ® Glazed Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese crumbles

Cook That

  1. Prepare all of your vegetables as noted in the recipe above. Set aside.

  2. Heat your grill to 400 degrees. Make sure it is cleaned and oiled.

    Place the citrus slices and wedges on the grill. Grill each side for a minute or two. All you are looking for is to warm them through and get gorgeous grill marks.

    Transfer the grilled oranges and lemons to a dish and set aside.

  3. To make the vinaigrette, you will use the juice of the grilled citrus WEDGES. In a small jar, combine warm orange juice, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, honey, cider vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, a bit of citrus zest. Shake well.

  4. Arrange a large serving platter or bowl with the spring greens and grilled citrus slices.

  5. In a smaller bowl, toss the radishes, asparagus, and peas with 1/4 cup of the prepared vinaigrette. Scoop the vegetables and arrange on the bed of salad greens.

  6. Top the salad with a the Glazed Pecans and sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve with additional dressing if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional value is calculated using ALL of the vinaigrette. However, you will likely only use half of it, so the calorie and carb count is technically lower than what is listed.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Citrus Spring Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 480mg14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1420IU28%
Vitamin C 100.7mg122%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.