Spiralized Apple and Citrus Salad

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This recipe is sponsored by Sage Fruit. 

A vibrant citrus salad for a cold winter’s day!

We love salads just about any way they come, but this is one of our favorites for wintertime. It’s full of bright citrus flavors and vibrant colors which is much appreciated on a cold and gray winter’s day.

This salad is special enough to serve on Christmas day. Its crisp flavors will help bring balance to your holiday meal which is most likely composed of heavier dishes. Your family will appreciate a lighter option.

Gala apples are one of the most popular apples in the U.S. for good reason! They are crisp, juicy, and very sweet — making them an obvious choice for this salad. They are available year-round. They can vary in color but you can identify them by their yellow-orange skin with red striping.

Spiralized Apple and Citrus Salad

Let’s talk a minute about the other colorful produce items found in this salad. Dried blueberries add a bit of sweetness while red onions add a sharp aromatic kick. Walnuts and pumpkin seeds add a satisfying crunch. Orange segments bring home the Christmas-y vibes. Topped with savory goat cheese crumbles and a citrus dressing, this salad is almost too good to share! It’s a good thing we’re in the holiday spirit 😉

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Spiralized Apple and Citrus Salad

A bright and color citrus salad perfect for wintertime or Christmas day.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings4 people


Citrus Dressing

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • black pepper to taste
  • kosher salt to taste


  • 2 gala apples
  • 1/2 cup red onions
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 large orange peeled and segmented
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese


  • Zest lemon and orange.
  • Juice lemon and orange.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients in bowl, set to the side.
  • Spiralize the Gala apple.
  • Mix in the rest of the salad ingredients. Top with orange segments and goat cheese.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salads
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
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We hope this salad helps make your holidays even brighter. Enjoy!

Thanks to our friends at Sage Fruit for inspiring this recipe.

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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