Fresh Orange and Red Onion Salad
My mum has a standing appointment with her hair dresser. I have known him since I was about 10 or eleven years old (so almost 20 years!). My mum often comes back with fun stories or useful tidbits after she's had her hair done, and this time, she came back with a recipe.
So obviously we tried it out together and it was absolutely glorious. Especially as an accompaniment at a BBQ. If you're looking for a refreshing, juicy but savoury salad or for something original to bring to your friend's BBQ, try this. It will definitely be a crowd pleaser!
What do you need?
- 2 oranges, peeled with as much rind removed as possible
- 1/2 red onion, finely sliced in half moons
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- some chili powder or espelette to taste
- 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- a small bunch of coriander leaves
What do you need to do?
Start by finely slicing the oranges. This is easiest with a mandolin, but you can also use a sharp knife. Try cutting them as thin as possible.
Place the slices on the dish you want to serve the salad on. Spread them around with layering, not unlike a carpaccio.
Top with the onion slices, spread around. Sprinkle over the spices as well as the olive oil and balsamic. Personally I chose white because this will not change the vibrant colour of the oranges, but if you cannot find the white kind, you can use the dark balsamic vinegar.
Leave to marinate, covered, in the fridge for minimum 30 minutes.
Before serving, top with some coriander leaves.
I hope this salad bring you some extra sunshine at your next BBQ and do let me know what you think of it!