Zest 2 teaspoons orange rind and reserve in a small bowl.
In the meantime, using a sharp knife, cut the tops and bottoms off the grapefruit and oranges to reveal the colored flesh. Place one of the cut side down on a work surface. Using a small sharp knife, cut off the peel and white pith from top to bottom. Turn the fruit to the opposite cut side and remove any white pith. Cut the grapefruit, orange and blood oranges into 1/4-inch slices, removing the seeds. Place the citrus on a serving platter alternating the colors.
In a small bowl, whisk together the orange zest, olive oil, orange juice, white balsamic vinegar and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing onto the citrus. Top with the kumquats and sprinkle the mint onto the top. Garnish with edible flowers and mint sprigs.
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Recommended Springtime Sailings
Enhance your best self, delight in fresh locally-sourced cuisine and enjoy lovely blooms throughout Europe on some of our most sought-after springtime river cruises listed below.
- Tulip Time – See the Netherlands’ famed tulips at Keukenhof Gardens
- Impressions of the Seine & Paris – Admire beautiful blooms at Monet’s Gardens in Giverny or the Gardens d’Acquigny, plus stroll through Harcourt Arboretum
- Melodies of the Danube – Bike through cities like Vienna where you’ll spot jubilant spring cherry blossoms adorning local trees
- Captivating Rhine – Hike along historic paths and taste dishes made with Germany’s fresh white asparagus, known locally as spargel, while it’s in season
Contact your travel advisor to reserve your river cruise journey today!