Hello. Just popping in to bring you a simple salad, a humble lunch. Winter fruit and spring greens join hands and walk together, merging seasons in my mind and belly. My heart longs for spring, but there is still beauty in white-washed horizons and tree branches glistening with snow.
‘In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.’ – Albert Camus

Honey and Grapefruit Salad with Dried Cherries and Pine Nuts

There is a lot of room for interpretation here! I kept my salad simple, but  you could add other dried fruit, chicken, mixed greens, swiss chard, etc. I was worried the grapefruit would be too tart, but roasted with sugar and eaten with the dried cherries, it is delicious. I didn’t give measurements for the dried fruit and nuts I used – I just sprinkled some over the top. I’m guessing 1/3 of a cup of each would be a good amount. If you have leftover dressing, you can refrigerate and use again. If so, let warm to room temperature before pouring – otherwise the honey will harden in the fridge.

1/4 cup good honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon poppy seeds [optional]

Combine all three ingredients in a jar or container and shake until combined.

roasted grapefruit

Preheat oven to 400. Cut 1 grapefruit into small segments [leave peel on] and place on a  parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sugar [if desired] and bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool slightly and remove peels.


Toss 1 head of romaine, chopped, dried cherries and pine nuts together.  Add dressing to your liking and toss until combined. Add warm roasted grapefruit segments. Serve.
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18 Responses to honey + grapefruit salad

  1. lovely. just lovely. and i adored the quote. beautiful as always, friend.

  2. so beautiful! is this a new table? i love love love it, as well as the photography, as well as the recipe. i’m going to try it soon with all the grapefruit we get in our csa.

  3. Sarah B. says:

    Sarah! You just took a peep around my site, thank you so much! And I’m so happy you did, because what a source of inspiration you have here too my dear. Loving the recipes and photos! Keep in touch you. x

  4. london bakes says:

    I always thought that I was more of a winter person but I’m so excited for Spring right now! Beautiful as ever.

  5. Your photos are always so incredibly beautiful – such inspiration 🙂

  6. What a lovely combination of ingredients!

  7. What a wonderful recipe. Great combination of flavours, colours and textures. Love it. x

  8. What a beautiful quote from Albert Camus to match your beautiful salad…I love simple, stunning salads like this one. Thanks girl! x

  9. Let me just say that this salad was gorgeous enough but when I saw the full photo and your use of the pint glass whipping cream bottle in the background for your salad dressing – I died. I’m using all of my glass milk bottles for vases at my wedding. Salad dressing jar – freakin’ brilliant! ~Megan

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