Citrus Salad with Five Spice Honey and Ricotta

"In the depths of winter I crave citrus. It’s sunshine in your mouth. This dish comes together in minutes and really pumps up the volume with the addition of five spice honey and ricotta. You can find Five Spice powder in your local grocery store, or you can easily make your own. Combine star anise, cinnamon, fennel seed, Szechuan peppercorns and cloves in a spice grinder until smooth. This is refreshing dessert or lunch/brunch side. @petersom"
-- @petersom
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • drizzle very good olive oil
  • pinch fleur de sel
  • 1/4 cups pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • mint leaves, for garnish


  • Step 1

    With a sharp knife, peel all citrus and cut into 1/4 “ rounds, breaking in half any larger rounds like the grapefruit. If you're feeling fancy, you can supreme them. Arrange on serving platter or shallow bowl.

  • Step 2

    In a small heatproof measuring cup, combine honey and 5 spice, stirring to combine. Microwave for 15 seconds to thin out slightly.

  • Step 3

    Dollop ricotta on top of citrus and then drizzle with five spice honey. Finish with mint, pistachios, olive oil and fleur de sel.