Kefir and citrus fruit salad with cumin, honey, ginger and lemon dressing

This colourful savoury (or sweet) fruit salad is packed with Vitamin C.
This colourful savoury (or sweet) fruit salad is packed with Vitamin C. Photo: Katrina Meynink
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Vegetarian

This has all the vitamin C flu-busting of citrus, the soothing benefits of manuka honey and gut flourishing kefir. If you fall into the no-fruit-in-savoury category a la pineapple on pizza, look away. Or just remove the onion and replace the cumin with vanilla bean paste to push this salad into 'sweet' territory.

Ingredients

Dressing

¼ cup olive oil

1 tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp minced ginger

1 tbsp Manuka honey

zest and juice of ½ a lemon

Salad

1 cup Greek-style yoghurt

¼ cup milk kefir

2 mandarins, peeled, pith removed, segmented

2 gold kiwifruit, peeled and sliced into 3-5mm-thick rounds

1 green kiwifruit, peeled and sliced into 3-5mm-thick rounds

1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled, pith removed, sliced into 1cm-thick rounds

1 Valencia orange, peeled, pith removed, sliced into 1cm-thick rounds

Topping

½ red onion, finely sliced

1 tbsp finger lime pearls (optional)

arils of ¼ pomegranate

Method

1. For the dressing, combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl, whisk briefly to combine and set aside.

2. Combine the yoghurt and kefir in a bowl. Season generously and scoop onto a large serving plate. Top with slices of the fruit and scatter over the red onion, finger lime pearls and pomegranate arils.

3. Spoon over the dressing and serve.

Tip: To ensure your yoghurt-kefir mix isn't too runny, it is important to use a really thick Greek-style yoghurt for the base. I also deliberately left my slices of grapefruit and orange nice and thick, so they take on all the dressing flavours.

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