Cardamom Citrus Fruit Salad

Citrus fruit salad, perfect for winter citrus, pink grapefruit and navel oranges, sweetened with honey, seasoned with lime juice and cardamom.

Cardamom Fruit Salad
Elise Bauer

The leaves are all down, apples, pomegranates, and persimmons all picked, days mostly overcast and dreary, save for neighborhood citrus trees with their orange and yellow orbs dotting the landscape with vivid color.

Citrus trees love winter in California and our lemon, grapefruit and orange trees are heavy with fruit.

Here's a cheerful fruit salad we found in a local grocery store circular made with colorful citrus. The cardamom provides a lovely accent to the honey-sweetened citrus segments.

Cardamom Citrus Fruit Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 large ruby pink grapefruit

  • 3 navel oranges or a combination of naval oranges, blood oranges, mandarin oranges, and/or tangerines

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon


  1. Prep the fruit:

    Peel the fruit. Cut away the membranes of the individual segments with a sharp knife. Collect the peeled segments in a bowl.

  2. Make the dressing:

    Drain off any excess juice from the fruit into a small saucepan.

    Add the lime juice, honey, and cardamom to the saucepan.

    Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes and then remove from heat and let cool to room temp.

  3. Combine:

    Pour over fruit mixture and gently fold in so that all the fruit is coated. Let stand for 15 minutes or chill until ready to serve.

Adapted from a Raley's Supermarket circular.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
356 Calories
1g Fat
92g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 356
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 33%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 67g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 281mg 1,404%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 1000mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.