You’d think that having grown up in Malaysia I would have become accustomed to the exotic tropical weather by now. I still find it a pain to carry an umbrella with me, for you never know when the sun might blaze down on you, nor do you know when the heavens might open up on you, drenching you in an instant.
For the past week or so, the weather has been a lot more temperamental than it is usually. For most of last week, it rained and rained. Torrential rain together with lots of thunder and lightning. Perfect weather to eat lots of comfort food, curl up in bed and watch re-runs of Mad Men. And then Mr Sun decided to come to play. Hot, humid, sticky weather which requires one to have numerous showers a day, drinking lots of iced water and living in my shorts and tank top.
I always find that the heat reduces my appetite tremendously and more often than not you’ll find me nibbling on little bits of salad or fruit to keep me going. So for days as such, this salad is the perfect meal!
This Grapefruit and Orange Salad is packed full of vitamins and flavour and just bursts with citrus-y goodness! It’s light and fresh and takes minutes to throw together. The addition of pistachio nuts, gives this salad a crunch and contrasts wonderfully with these citrus segments. The mint leaves add a lovely grown up touch to this salad, but if you’re not too keen on fresh mint, leave them out! The dressing is a lovely amalgamation of the excess citrus juices mixed with a small amount of honey which cuts through the acidity of the grapefruit.
So whenever you’re struggling with the heat, wherever you are, think of this salad and whip it up immediately, you’ll be thanking me. Trust me!