Insalata di Arance [Orange Salad]

Monday, December 8, 2008

Insalata di Arance [Orange Salad] with pear peel

Prep Time: 15 minutes

This nutrient-rich salad is unexpected and addictive. Based on a Sicilian appetizer, it will excite the palate before any meal. 

3 large oranges
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup seeds [like pumpkin and sesame]
1/2 cup sultanas or raisins
1/4 cup puffed quinoa
1/2 cup pitted olives
1/2 unsalted almonds or cashews [optional]
Pear peel leftover from preparing baby's puree

Preparation: Peel and cut oranges into 1 inch pieces. Add onion and dress with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Add seeds, sultanas, puffed quinoa, olives, nuts and pear peel. Toss and serve. 

* For a light dinner, mix this salad with 2 cups of cooked quinoa or bulgur and serve.


Matt Beynon said...

It's delicious. Zesty, wholesome and completely unexpected.

Tania Hershman said...

Wow, this looks lovely! Not just for babies, right? I will definitely be stopping by this blog more often :)

Dina said...

this looks fab. i'm hungry for more!!