Winter Citrus Salad With Black Pepper, Feta, and Mint


Vibrant, punchy citrus salad is garnished with black pepper, feta, and mint. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

It's easy to get struck by the winter doldrums this time of year. In fact, it's hard not to. That's why citrus season brings such a welcome relief. Bright, bracing and full of life, citrus enlivens even the dreariest of days.

Here, a mixture of several kinds—blood oranges, minneolas, naval oranges and white grapefruit—offer a colorful backdrop for salty feta, cracked black pepper, and fresh mint. Feel free to substitute or add in other citrus varieties. The more color and variatation, the better.

The citrus can be prepared a few hours before serving, but wait to garnish the dish until you're nearly ready to serve it.