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Moroccan Citrus Salad Is The BOMB!
If you want an INCREDIBLE citrus salad, look no further. Moroccans have nailed it! Here I am thrilled to share with you a recipe for a fantastic orange salad which you will want to make because:
- This salad is BURSTING with flavor!
- It's BEAUTIFUL!
- Moroccan orange salad is super easy to make
- You will enjoy a delicious taste of North Africa! Morocco, located in North Africa, is home to one of the most exciting cuisines in the world!
- It's one of the 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die!
1,000 FOODS TO EAT PROJECT
I am working my way through the foods that are listed in the book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by Mimi Sheraton. This is called my 1,000 Foods to Eat Project. Orange Salads, listed in the North African section of the book, are beautiful dishes in Moroccan cuisine. This is food #59 in my project.
In this book, the author Mimi Sheraton lists her choice for the 1,000 Foods of the World that you MUST try. So if you haven't tried a Moroccan Orange Salad before, please be sure to take the time to enjoy this MUST try food!
Ingredients Needed For This Salad
You will need the following ingredients for this salad:
- Oranges - you can use any oranges that you like. I opted for blood oranges as they were in season. Mix and match different oranges for maximum effect!
- Olive oil - use a good quality olive oil for the dressing
- Cumin seeds - will include in the dressing as well as scattering some on top of the salad
- Parsley - can use Italian or curly parsley
- Lemon - juiced for the dressing
- Shallot (can sub red onion)
- Chilies - I used red Thai birds eye chilies; you can sub red pepper flakes
- Olives - pitted olives (can use green or black, or a mixture of both)
While gathering these colorful ingredients, just think of how colorful the salad will be once assembled!
It's super simple to make this salad! We'll start by making the dressing. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, minced chilies, and some of the cumin seeds in a small bowl or salad dressing shaker. Whisk or shake (depending on the container you use), and then set this aside for around an hour to let the flavors infuse a bit.
Prepare the oranges by slicing them into disks as pictured below. Cut the pith and the rind off the edges of the oranges. Cut the shallot (or red onion) into rings, and mince the parsley.
Assemble your salad by laying the orange slices on a plate. Top with olives, shallots, parsley, cumin seeds, and a generous amount of dressing.
Be sure to admire your beautiful creation prior to enjoying it at the table. 😍
What To Serve With Moroccan Orange Salad
We enjoyed our orange salad with a delicious Moroccan Chicken Tagine by OnceUponAChef, couscous, and a glass of Vina Casablanca Chardonnay. I chose the Vina Casablanca purely because of the name and it ended up being a great pairing! 😃
Please enjoy this beautiful and delicious Moroccan Orange Salad soon!
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1,000 Foods To Eat Project
Please join me on this quest to try the 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, from the book by Mimi Sheraton! Join me in this journey and discover new foods, experiences, and cuisines which I hope will add inspiration, fun, and joy to your life! Visit the 1,000 Foods to Eat Project page to view a list of the foods tried so far.
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Bright and Beautiful Moroccan Orange Salad!
- 2 oranges slice into disks (about ¼") and cut the pith and the rind off
- 1 oz olives pitted; can use black or green olives
- 1 small shallot peeled and cut into rings; can sub ¼ small red onion peeled and cut into rings
- 1 tablespoon parsley minced; can use Italian or curly parsley
- 4 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ts cumin seeds split; ⅔ will go in the dressing and ⅓ sprinkled on top
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 birds eye chilies minced (deseed if you like it less spicy or leave out completely); can sub ¼ ts red chili flakes
- To make the dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, minced chilies, and some of the cumin seeds in a small bowl or salad dressing shaker. Whisk or shake (depending on the container you use), and then set this aside for around an hour to let the flavors infuse a bit.
- Assemble your salad by laying the orange slices on a plate. Top with olives, shallots, parsley, cumin seeds, and a generous amount of dressing.