Have you ever put oranges in your salad?
When it comes to food, Sicily has a lot to offer thanks to its extraordinary fertile, sunny and strong land. For its geographical position on the sea, Sicily had several contamination with the other Mediterranean peoples. Such contaminations brought relevant cultural innovations, as it always happens when you widen your horizons, and brought also a touch of originality in Sicilian food.
Nowadays we find the same originality in this Sicilian dish, a lucky encounter between sweet & salad.
Baked black olives are one of Sicilian salad ingredients.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE SICILIAN SALAD RECIPE, FOUR PERSONS
- 3 juicy oranges (Navel);
- 2 small fennel;
- 2 small red onions;
- 100 g of black olives;
- mint leaves;
- extra virgin olive oil;
PREPARATION OF SICILIAN SALAD RECIPE
Remove the peel from oranges, cut them into wedges and peel them to live, collecting the dripping juice in a small bowl.
Peel the red onions, rinse and slice them into thin rings. When ready, put them in very cold water.
Prepare the fennel depriving them of the outer harder layers, till the tender central part; reduce it to very thin slices, wash quickly and dry well.
Gather in a bowl the orange slices, the onion rings, the sliced fennel and the black olives.
Season with a sauce prepared by emulsifying extra virgin olive oil, the collected orange juice and salt, then spread the salad in individual dishes.
Complete with a generous sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper and a few washed coarsely chopped mint leaves.
THE SICILIAN SALAD: OFFICIAL PICTURE GALLERY!
Oranges are one of the extraordinary products of Sicily’s sunny land.
Sweet oranges & salad olives for the Sicilian salad.
Add fennel and red onions to the Sicilian salad ingredients.
The Sicilian salad is ready.
In this Sicilian dish we find a lucky encounter between sweet & salad.