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Spicy Citrus Peanut Salad

This Spicy Citrus Peanut Salad is a refreshing, Indian-inspired dish featuring juicy late-summer citrus like oranges and grapefruit. Paired with crushed peanuts for crunch and a honey-lime dressing that has roasted cumin and chilies, it’s a bright, crisp salad that will brighten any meal!!

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Fusion, Indian
Keyword fruits, healthy
Custom Category Healthy, Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra


  • 2 pink grapefruits , peeled and segmented
  • 2 oranges , peeled and segmented
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup peanuts , roughly crushed

Honey-Lime Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro , finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • salt , to taste


  1. In a serving bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.

  2. Then add in your arugula, grapefruit, oranges and peanuts.

  3. Toss them together and serve immediately.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Citrus Peanut Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 479IU10%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.