I am in the kitchen just loving Winter Citrus with CA Grown! One of my favorite reasons to embrace winter is luscious, juicy citrus–simple yet unbelievably divine.  

California growers supply more than 80% of the fresh, whole citrus our country eats, and as a gal who spends more than 100 days a year in California, that makes me proud. California is also the sole supplier of almonds for the entire US! And they grow so many other fabulous fruits, nuts and vegetables all year round. And when you buy California Grown produce, you’re supporting small farms and farmers 

California citrus is just a spectacular way to enjoy winter and bring a little sunshine indoors. It can be as simple as peeling an orange or, if you’re like me, a lily gilder, creating an extravagant platter. Delicious with crackers, salami, California avocados and almonds.  Add whatever you love and make it your own! 

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Winter Citrus Platter

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  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Cara cara oranges 
  • Ruby red grapefruit 
  • Meyer lemon 
  • Navel oranges 
  • Blood oranges
  • Clementines 
  • Pomegranate Seeds 
  • Pistachio pesto MAGIC ELIXIRS 
  • Beef Salami 
  • California almonds 
  • Marinated Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS 
  • Feta cheese (in brine) 
  • Avocados, sliced 
  • Gluten-free crackers (or your favorite crackers) 


Peel and slice the citrus fruits to your liking. I always like to do a “supreme” cut — here’s how you do it: 

Peel the fruit, make sure to remove all of the pithy parts.  

Next, cradle the fruit in the palm of your hand (or place gently on a cutting board) and with a knife, start cutting the section gently to the center along the natural seam of the membrane.   

Then, the section should come out easily from between the membranes.  

(Check out my stories for step by step instructions on how to “supreme.”) 

In small bowls, place the pomegranate seeds, pesto, almonds, and Feta cheese.