Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad with Cacao Nibs

Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad with Cacao Nibs
Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad with Cacao Nibs  | http://saltandwind.com Bright, warm, tangy, and sweet, this citrus salad is for ye who sought out Warhead candies as children. It's an elegant play between tartness and sweetness t...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
8
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
2
Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad with Cacao Nibs  | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
8
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
2
Diet
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cinnamon Cayenne Citrus Salad with Cacao Nibs  | http://saltandwind.com

Bright, warm, tangy, and sweet, this citrus salad is for ye who sought out Warhead candies as children. It's an elegant play between tartness and sweetness that I absolutely love paired with crunchy cacao nibs. It can be made with any combination of citrus fruits (although you'd be wise to avoid lemon/lime). If you'd like it less tart, use naturally sweet citrus like oranges, tangerines, mandarins and minneolas. I like the tartness of ruby red grapefruit in the mix, personally. Paired with the syrup, the different citrus fruits balance into a stunning show of sunshine brightness.

Ingredients

  • 1 ruby red grapefruits
  • 1 orange

    navel, blood, or Cara Cara are all good

  • 1 Minneola orange

    (aka Tangelo)

  • 1/4 cup Pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • cacao nibs

Instructions

Peel the grapefruit and oranges and slice the fruit into rounds. Remove the seeds and arrange your fruit on a serving platter. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and cayenne. Drizzle the syrup over the slices of citrus. Sprinkle the cacao nibs over top and serve!

Footnotes

Food styling and photography by Renee of Will Frolic for Food

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/299-cinnamon-cayenne-citrus-salad-cacao-nibs-recipe

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