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Citrus Salad with Honey Ginger Mocktail

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Citrus salad

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

2 -4

This citrus salad recipe is refreshing and delicious and paired with a honey ginger mocktail you're going to love!

This citrus salad is fruity and flavorful and pairs perfectly with a honey ginger mocktail that’s spicy yet sweet. These two recipes are so fresh and delicious, they’re perfect to add a pop of colour to a dreary winter or for a summer picnic.

Platter of citrus salad

Why you’ll love this citrus salad:

  • Fresh: There’s nothing that feels more refreshing than fresh oranges combined with fresh herbs
  • Non-Alcoholic: This honey ginger mocktail recipe is non-alcoholic but oh-so-delicious
  • Versatile: Take this citrus salad to a picnic, potluck, as a side at a BBQ, and everything in between

Ingredient Notes:

 Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative: Crisp, and refreshing with the bite that gin delivers but without the alcohol or calories. Ritual Zero Proof alcohol alternatives are so perfect for making a mocktail that tastes just as good as a cocktail.

Blood Oranges: Blood oranges are a variety of oranges that have blood-colored flesh. It adds a beautiful pop of color to your dish but also tastes refreshing and delicious.

Non-alcoholic gin with citrus salad

How to make the citrus salad:

To make the herb sauce

  1. With a mortar and pestle, make the herb sauce by combining fresh basil, dill, olive oil, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Set aside.

To make the blood orange pistachio burrata

  1. Arrange the orange segments and chopped pistachios on a small platter.
  2. Break the burrata into pieces over the orange segments and pistachios.
  3. Drizzle the herb sauce over the salad. Enjoy with toasted bread of your choice.

How to make a honey ginger mocktail:

  1. Make the honey ginger simple syrup: To a small pot combine 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chopped ginger and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then turn to medium-low heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Strain into a container and set aside.
  2. Make the rosemary sugar rim: Combine the rosemary and sugar and spread on a small plate.
  3. To make one cocktail rub the edge of a low glass with water or lemon wedge. Then press the glass onto the plate, turning the glass to coat the edges in the rosemary sugar.
  4. Add ice to the glass, pour over the honey ginger simple syrup, ritual gin and top with sparkling water.
Mocktail with citrus salad

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What to use instead of a mortar and pestle: If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can pulse the herb sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor to make the sauce.

Burrata Substitute: If you can’t find burrata, a soft ball of mozzarella cheese would also work.

Swap the Pistachios: A delicious substitute for the pistachios would be chopped almonds.

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Citrus Salad with Honey Ginger Mocktail

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This citrus salad recipe is refreshing and delicious and paired with a honey ginger mocktail you're going to love!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizers + Sides
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 2 -4
Calories 531 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the honey ginger mocktail (makes 1)

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peeled & sliced ginger root
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 oz honey ginger simple syrup
  • 2 oz Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative
  • sparkling water

For the blood orange salad

  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 balls fresh Burrata cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 2 blood oranges, segmented
  • toasted bread for serving

Instructions
 

To make the honey ginger mocktail (makes 1)

  • Make the honey ginger simple syrup: To a small pot combine 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chopped ginger and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then turn to medium-low heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes. Strain into a container and set aside.
  • Make the rosemary sugar rim: Combine the rosemary and sugar and spread on a small plate.
  • To make one cocktail rub the edge of a low glass with water or lemon wedge. Then press the glass onto the plate, turning the glass to coat the edges in the rosemary sugar.
  • Add ice to the glass, pour over the honey ginger simple syrup, ritual gin and top with sparkling water.

To make the herb sauce

  • With a mortar and pestle, make the herb sauce by combining fresh basil, dill, olive oil, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. Set aside.

To make the blood orange pistachio burrata

  • Arrange the orange segments and chopped pistachios on a small platter.
  • Break the burrata into pieces over the orange segments and pistachios.
  • Drizzle the herb sauce over the salad. Enjoy with toasted bread of your choice.

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Notes

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can pulse the herb sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor to make the sauce.
If you can’t find burrata, a soft ball of mozzarella cheese would also work.
A delicious substitute for the pistachios would be chopped almonds.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.2g | Protein: 18.2g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 13.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27.7g | Cholesterol: 47.8mg | Sodium: 587.7mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 3.3g
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