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Author Notes: I created this recipe after Thanksgiving 2004. After a week of turkey-mania, spent finishing off bags of chips and the last of the cheese-ball, making mashed-potato pancakes, and nights of leftover cream-of-anything casserole, with pumpkin pie for dessert (again!), I made up this cold, refreshing, palate-cleansing, colon-cleansing (!) salad using the last of those clementines in the fruit bowl. —Molly Ward
- 3 clementines; 2 to use in the salad; 1 to juice for dressing
- 2 large grapefruits, cold
- 2 Asian pears, cold
- 1 teaspoon fresh white horseradish
- 1 head Boston or bibb lettuce
- Sesame seeds
- Whole pomegranate arils from about 1/2 of a pomegranate
- Good-quality olive oil
- Salt and WHITE pepper
- Peel 2 of the clementines and the 2 grapefruits, remove pithy fibers and divide into individual sections. Peel the Asian pears, core them, and chop them into chunks. Set fruit aside in a bowl in the refrigerator while you prepare the dressing.
- Prepare the dressing: Juice the remaining clementine. Strain, removing seeds (and pulp if you wish). In a ratio of 1/3 clementine juice to 2/3 olive oil, whisk the olive oil into the juice until it emulsifies. Stir in horseradish and whisk again. Season to taste with salt and white pepper and more horseradish if you wish. Whisk again.
- Line 4 salad plates with lettuce. Divide the fruit in 4 equal portions and arrange fruit on the lettuce. Gently pour dressing over salads (don’t toss). Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, then with the pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Restorative Recipes