Winter citrus is finally in season. On top of giving us a bright and sunny break from cold and dreariness all around, winter citrus can help you stay healthy. The vitamin C and nutrients in citrus are important for fighting off the colds and flu you battle during the winter months. This salad combines Randall Beans, flaked white fish, and fresh grapefruit with Meyer lemons to create a bright and refreshing meal.

Meyer lemons are a sweeter variety of lemon, making the flesh of the fruit perfect for a salad. For this dish, you’ll want jewel-like segments of citrus. To achieve that look, peel the skin and pith from the fruit with a knife, leaving as much of the flesh as possible. Cut between the membranes to remove the fruit segments.

Winter Citrus White Bean Salad

1 white grapefruit, segmented
1 Meyer lemon, segmented
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 cup Vidallia or sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup seedless cucumber, finely chopped
2 scallions, cut on the diagonal
1/4 cup fennel bulb, finely chopped
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint, finely chopped
1 cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 cup Randall Great Northern Beans, not drained
1 cup cooked white fish, flaked
1/4 tsp sugar

Segment both the grapefruit and the Meyer lemon. Squeeze the remaining membrane core to release the juices into a small sauce pan. Coarsely chop the fruit and set aside. Add the red chili flakes to the citrus juice and set over medium heat. Reduce until there is only one tablespoon of liquid left. Combine the liquid with the fruit and all remaining ingredients. Toss to combine and chill until cold before serving.

This recipe featuring Randall Great Northern Beans is a perfect summer side dish.