This easy fruit salad looks especially striking made with multiple varieties and colors of blood oranges and grapefruit, but it's just as delicious with a single kind of each. You'll have enough syrup left over for flavoring sparkling water or lattes.

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Credit: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Emma Star Jensen

Recipe Summary

30 mins
Serves 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small saucepan, heat sugar with 1/2 cup water, the vanilla-bean pod and seeds, and spices over high heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, steep 30 minutes, then strain.

  • Meanwhile, cut peel (including all white pith on outside of fruit) from grapefruit, following curve of fruit. Slice grapefruit crosswise into rounds about 1/4 in. thick, removing any seeds. Arrange on a large platter. Repeat with oranges.

  • Drizzle citrus with about 1/3 cup spiced syrup. Scatter lime zest on top. Serve with a little more syrup if you like.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 1.3g; fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 3.3g; sodium 0.5mg.