Sunday, January 1, 2017

Winter Citrus Salad with a Manuka Drizzle #Sponsor

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Social Nature. All opinions are my own.

I've long heard about Manuka honey. A few years ago, I wrote a story for Edible Monterey Bay about honey and one of the people I interviewed told me about some of its wild medicinal benefits. In addition to being a beekeeper, she is also a nurse practitioner. She had used Manuka honey for its antibacterial qualities to fight an infected skin condition on one of her patients; she told me that the use of honey as a salve reduced the scarring and increased the rate of skin regeneration. I was sold!

So, when Social Nature offered to send me a sample of Wedderspoon Manuka*, I agreed to review it and come up with a recipe using it.

At this time of year, citrus fruits abound. Citrus is rich in antioxidants that helps boost immune systems and protect against illness. I decided that the tartness of citrus, sweetness of Manuka, herbaceousness of fresh thyme, and a little salt and olive would make a wonderful winter citrus salad.

The Manuka honey from Wedderspoon is thick and flavorful. It's delicious.

I picked the citrus for their visual appeal. You can use all naval oranges or whatever citrus you have available to you. To make this Whole30 compliant - more on that soon - skip the honey. It's just as good that way.

Ingredients serves 4

  • 2 organic cara cara oranges
  • 2 organic naval oranges
  • 2 organic grapefruits
  • 2 T Manuka honey
  • 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 t fresh thyme
  • 1 t sea salt flakes


Peel all the citrus fruit, ensuring all the white pith is removed.

Slice the citrus and arrange on a serving plate, alternating colors, if you are using different colored fruits.

Sprinkle with thyme and sea salt. Drizzle with Manuka, lemon juice, and olive oil. Serve immediately.

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*Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of Social NatureAs a Social Nature blogger, I agree to use this product and share my thoughts. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Social Nature or the manufacturer of this product.

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