Citrus Salad with Honey Lime Yogurt and Spicy Walnuts

This citrus salad is served over a honey lime yogurt and topped with chile-spiked candied walnuts for a sweet and spicy crunch you won’t be able to resist. 

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup California Walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, zested & juiced
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 grapefruit, segmented
  • 2 medium oranges, segmented
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint, stem removed
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat and add butter. Once butter is melted and foamy, add walnuts, sugar and cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until sugar mixture melts and begins to coat the nuts. Remove from heat and immediately spread the nuts onto sheet pan in a single layer to let cool and harden. 
  3. Meanwhile, add yogurt through honey to a medium bowl and whisk until well-combined. Fold in the cooled walnuts, reserving 1-2 Tbsp for garnish.
  4. Spread the yogurt/walnut mixture on a serving platter. Scatter citrus segments on top the yogurt, followed by the remaining walnuts, mint leaves, and a pinch of flaky salt.


  • Feel free to use whatever fruit you have on hand. Any sort of citrus works well, but you could also use kiwifruit, mango, berries or melon.


Keywords: citrus, california walnuts, fruit salad, greek yogurt