Side dishes and salads
- 2 pink grapefruits
- 16 walnuts
- 7 oz spinach leaves, fresh
- 3 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
10 minutes preparation
Peel the grapefruit completely and divide the segments: squeeze the remaining pulp in a container, add the aromatized orange salt and extra virgin olive oil to obtain a citronette dressing.
Wash and dry the spinach carefully. Shell the walnuts.
Season the spinach with the citronette dressing in a bowl.
Place the salad on a plate and garnish with the walnuts and grapefruit segments.
To complete sprinkle with ground black pepper.
Among the ingredients of this unusual spring salad are walnuts which are very appropriate for mother’s day: ever since ancient times in Italy they have been a symbol of life.
In Roman times they used to be thrown at weddings because their sound covered the shouts of the bride whose kidnapping was simulated. She then had to throw them as well because their bouncing was a sign of good fortune.
Such traditions haven’t been completely lost in Europe although now throwing rice is preferable.