Almost Jamie’s Winter Fruit Salad

Jamie Oliver’s January magazine issue is so exciting!  Also, along with my subscription, I got a calendar with a recipe for each month.  Now we are not going to do Julie and Julia with the calendar, whereby I make the recipe of the month, religiously.  That’s silly and as boring as the movie (Nothing against you Meryl.  You were fabulous).  But I’m going to make some of the recipes because they look so good!

I bought some blood oranges but they turned out to be some sort of failed hybrids with anemic color and not that great tasting.  Determined to make this salad, I substituted one of my favorite citrus fruits, pomelo or Chinese grapefruit and added some clementines for color.  Sweet, crunchy, juicy, tasty and pretty, it worked.   Jamie is so talented!  Look Frugal, no meat!

I’m going to copy exactly Jamie’s January calendar recipe here.  Hopefully, you can find good blood oranges.

Jamie’s Winter Fruit Salad

100 grams rocket

2 blood oranges

1 pomegranate

Juice 1/2 lemon

3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Mint sprigs

4 balls of mozzarella

Coarse ground pepper

30 grams creamy pecorino

Wash and spin dry the rocket.  Peel the oranges, removing the pith and break into chunks.    Remove the seeds from the pomegranate.

Make a dressing with the olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.  Toss the rocket, mint and orange chunks with the dressing and pile onto 4 plates.  Tear up the mozzarella and add to the salad.  Sprinkle with coarse ground pepper.  Scatter the pomegranate seeds on the salad and drizzle with a little olive oil, adding shavings of pecorino on top.

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12 Responses to Almost Jamie’s Winter Fruit Salad

  1. Kathy says:

    That is one beautiful salad! The colors are absolutely wonderful.

  2. joshuafagans says:

    Definitely looks great! Jamie Oliver definitely has some great recipes.

  3. Looks just perfect for this time of year.

  4. Looks great. Love the addition of orange! You’re the first person I’ve heard anything negative about that movie from – I’ve never seen it, but it;s still a breathe of fresh air 😀

  5. sara says:

    This looks amazing! Super delicious-great flavors! 🙂

  6. That looks fantastic – we have so many oranges here right now and some lovely grapefruit too – this is going to be made very soon. Possibly this evening!

  7. Oh, those “blood oranges” must have been so disappointing! I had an experience like that. I bought these purple carrots at the farmer’s market. Turns out that the purple color was only on the outside. You peeled them, and they were no longer purple. Weird, and sad at the same time.

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