For all the thrills of summer’s stone fruit, I’d have to go with winter’s citrus if forced to choose between the two. I look forward to it all year, so joyfully sweet, bright, and satisfying. In fact, while I have to use lemons and limes through all the seasons, I reserve the rest of my citrus consumption only for right now. Because like ripe tomatoes in summer, it just isn’t worth it.
I really look forward to making simple Mediterranean salads like this. They’re a welcome blast of sunshine come dinnertime, when it’s already been dark for a few hours. Rounds of good citrus don’t need much more than a drizzle of excellent olive oil and a few pinches of salt, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be gussied up with a few other additions.
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