Chef’s Corner

Chef Andre Carthen

Chef Andre Carthen

Photos courtesy of chef Andre Carthen

“It’s like a bright sunshiny day bursting with vitamin C”

California Citrus and Strawberry Salad

Course: Breakfast/Brunch 
Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 25 minutes  
Cook Time: N/A 
Total Time: 25 minutes 
Serving Size: 6


  • 3 medium oranges
  • 3 medium grapefruits
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 6 sprigs of fresh mint for garnish 


  1. Zest the rind of the two oranges. Set aside. 
  2. Peel, section, and seed the oranges and grapefruits, removing the white membrane. Set section aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix honey, raspberry vinegar, and orange zest. 
  4. Place orange and grapefruit sections topped with sliced strawberries on a serving platter. Drizzle with honey, raspberry orange vinaigrette.
  5. Top with a sprig of fresh mint for garnish. Enjoy! 

This recipe comes from Janet Jackson’s New York Times #1 bestseller True You, where chef Andre’s contribution of healthy recipes and meal plans account for 1/3 of the book. To learn more about chef Andre, visit his website and follow him on Instagram.