Citrus Salad with Candied Pistachios

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Jessica Helgeson and I started talking last February, after I shared one of her recipes here—and have been trying to work together since. So I’m thrilled finally introduce you! In addition to creating gorgeous recipe videos for her own site, SEE Salt, Jessica will be contributing recipes to Hither & Thither on a regular basis.

Today, she worked with photographer Melissa Jill to contribute a delicious salad to our winter citrus menu.

Citrus Salad with Candied Pistachios
by Jessica at SEE Salt
We are so thrilled to share this AMAZING citrus salad with you! This salad doesn’t mean to be vain but it truly has it all. Beauty, simplicity and delicious-ness! We chose kale because of its nutrition packed profile and its gorgeous deep green color. It holds up excellent for parties and the late-comers to the dinner table! We dressed the greens with an outstanding dressing using fresh orange juice concentrate. This is a very fun ingredient to play with! … But, little goes a long way, so be careful—and probably stick to the the recipe for your first time around.

Salad Ingredients
Citrus: Blood Orange, Cara Cara Orange & Navel Orange
Farmer’s Cheese
Candied Pistachios: pistachios, butter & brown sugar

1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp orange juice concentrate
1 tbsp white balsamic
1/2 tbsp honey
2 pinches fresh orange zest
pinch of red pepper flakes
sea salt and pepper to taste

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We peeled and sliced our Blood Oranges, Cara Caras, and Navels. The blood oranges tend to be slightly drier and may not slice like this every time depending on the crop. Don’t be bummed. They are gorgeous however “the cookie crumbles” !

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For our candied pistachios, we melted butter and brown sugar, and tossed them together in a skillet, before throwing them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees and baking until crispy. When cooled, roughly chop  and add this candied goodness to the top of your salad alongside the Farmer’s Cheese.

Have you ever tried Farmer’s Cheese? It’s wonderful. Very mild, slightly salty and crumbles well. You should be able to find it at most of the nicer grocery stores.

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Whisk your dressing ingredients together, drizzle, and toss!

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We love this salad so much, we hope you do also!
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Thank you so much, Jessica!

SEE Salt is created by Jessica with her Mom Terri who has always taught her the confidence to create. Together they love to play in the kitchen and hug n’ kiss on Jessica‘s two little babes; Caroline and Benjamin. 

P.S. Candied Citrus inspiration.

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