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.

Photo by Carla J.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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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