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Spiced Lavender Scented Citrus Salad


A little sunshine from my California Citrus Grove. Citrus Fruit Salad, it makes a refreshing, light, dessert or afternoon snack.

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  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used Turbinado Raw Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • Lavender leaves and flowers (optional)
  • 3 cups assorted citrus fruit (I used pink grapefruit, grapefruit and navel oranges)


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 30mins
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Step 1

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the star anise, whole cloves, whole allspice, dried red pepper flakes and lavender leaves if available. Boil for 2 minutes, watching carefully so as not to burn. Remove from heat and let cool.

Peel the citrus fruit, removing all the pith and seeds. Cut into bite-size pieces and place in a glass bowl; pour spiced syrup over all, stir to mix. Cover tightly and refrigerate for several hours. Serve in a clear bowl to show off the pretty colors. Garnish with fresh lavender flowers.


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