Citrus Marinated Vegetables

This recipe is fresh, crisp, colorful and an enticing way to include fresh vegetables- and fruit- into our daily routine. Keep an airtight container in your fridge for up to a week — shake it every day or so to mix well—and enjoy guiltless snacking. You’ll be amazed at how much more likely this will be your go-to snack rather than chips. If you like your veggies cooked our citrus vinaigrette is a perfect marinade for grilling or roasting.

Calypso Citrus Vinaigrette

  • ¾ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 cup fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 TB orange juice concentrate
  • 1 ½ TB sugar
  • 1 tsp each of the following: Salt, Cumin, Black Pepper, Granulated Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1 TB fresh chopped fresh Cilantro, add to vinaigrette or use as vegetable garnish

Combine ingredients and mix with immersion blender or in the blender until completely
combined and thickened. This recipe makes enough to marinate 3-4 quarts of prepared
fresh vegetables.

Fresh Vegetables and Citrus

  • 2 cups bite size Broccoli Florets (chop if making side item)
  • 2 cups mini Carrots (slice if desired)
  • 2 cups Small Tomatoes (cut in half for side item)
  • 2 Cups Small Mushrooms (slice for side item)
  • 1 cup sliced Mini Peppers
  • ½ cup thinly sliced Red Onion
  • 2 cups peeled Navel Oranges, cubed

Other Vegetable Combinations:
Here’s an opportunity to get creative and combine your favorite vegetables—you can even
include grapefruit and oranges! Include the countless varieties available that will add interest
and COLOR to your dish. Cut up vegetables to suit your purpose: larger pieces for cocktail
buffet to eat with toothpicks or small pieces perfect for a side dish.

Some combination ideas:
Mini Peppers, Artichokes, Mushrooms, Olives, Tomatoes
Cubed Steamed Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Oranges or Grapefruit, Red Onion
Green Beans, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Steamed Mini Potatoes
Steamed sliced Summer Squash, steamed sliced Zucchini, thinly sliced Red Onion
Green Beans or Sugar Snap Peas, Water Chestnuts, Celery, Mini Sliced Peppers, Oranges

Our East location has been participating in Poverty Awareness Month with the Martha O’Bryan Center. You can see from the listed items in the graphic below what’s needed and you can still bring any of those items to our East location listed below to participate and drop them off. Just bring them before the end of January and we’ll be all set!

Calypso Cafe – East Nashville
301 Gallatin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
Monday – Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Poverty Awareness Month - Urgent Items Needed

Nashville Humane Society

For 30 years at Calypso Cafe, we have attracted a crew that includes a wide range of interests! That makes us interesting! But we all have 1 thing in common…. HUGE animal lovers!
We honor our Home Office Staff and Calypso Café Management teams this time of year with a gift to the Nashville Humane Association… thank you to…

Rebecca Burney, Nile Freeman, Robert Harlen, Jordan Kaufman, Emily Luffman, Joel Meeks, Stacey Melling, Sam Papel, Brisen Pincham, Jill Vanvliet, Michael Waller, and Michael Wilkey.

Calypso… BE BETTER!

Photo: Nashville Humane Association Instagram