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Orange salad: the traditional Sicilian recipe

When we speak about oranges, the first recipes that come to mind have to do with sweets, but if you are not a great cook, you will enjoy just orange juice! Today, however, we will offer you a savoury recipe simple to prepare (although the adjective “savoury” is extremely reductive to represent properly the flavour of the dish): the orange salad. It’s an explosion of taste that Sicilians know well and serve it as appetizer or side dish. Take 4 Mammarancia oranges and get ready to prepare this delicious and healthy PGI red orange salad from Sicily, certified organic!

Ingredients (serves 4):
4 Sicilian blood oranges
1 spring onion
100g black olives
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Peel the oranges and cut them into slices
Arrange them on a dish in a single layer
Prepare the sauce: clean and finely slice the spring onion and transfer it into a bowl
Chop the parsley and put it into the bowl with the spring onion and add extra virgin olive oil
Add olives and more olive oil (if needed)
Evenly spread the mixture made up of onions and olives on the orange slices
Leave to gain flavour at room temperature for about ten minutes
Move the orange slices to the serving platter, pour the sauce and add more extra virgin olive oil (if needed)
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

P.S.: if you want you can also add fennel to give more freshness and sweetness to this dish. Mammarancia wishes you a good meal!

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