Sargent Choice Test Kitchen: Citrus Feta Salad

Sargent Choice Citrus Feta Salad

April 19, 2022
Mia Sugarman, 4th Year Dietetics Major, Psychology Minor

Recipes modified from
Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 ripe oranges or 4 tangerines
  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag spring lettuce mix
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup candied pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Juice one orange (or tangerine) and set aside.
  2. Slice the ends off the remaining citrus fruits and then slice the rest of the peels off. Cut the fruits into thin wedges or slices and set aside.
  3. Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed juice, minced shallot, salt, pepper, and olive oil together to make the dressing.
  4. Place spring mix into a large salad bowl and top with feta cheese, candied nuts and cranberries. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss to coat.
  5. Divide into four servings and top each with a few slices of the citrus fruit and serve.

What We Liked

  • We loved the flavors, especially the oranges, which provided an incredible citrus flavor.
  • Additional vegetables and protein could easily be added to this salad.


  • Add additional nuts and seeds to add more crunch to the salad.
  • Store the salad separately to the dressing and combine prior to eating.
  • Make a large portion to have the salad as a meal or a smaller portion as a side salad.

Nutritional Value

  • Oranges contain fiber and water, which help to fill us up. Including oranges is a creative way to incorporate fruit into your day. It also is a good source of vitamin C, which helps to promote a healthy immune system.
  • Olive oil contains heart healthy monounsaturated fats which supports cholesterol levels.
  • Feta cheese and nuts contain protein which is important for cellular growth and repair, and helps to keep us satiated.