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A couple of years ago, while visiting Sicily, I discovered an unusual yet very simple and delicious salad. It was made of oranges, red onion and extra virgin olive oil. It was truly a fabulous combo!

The other day a friend of mine came over for lunch and I thought this salad would work perfectly as a small starter.

What’s nice about this dish is that it’s super refreshing and gives you a great boost of energy. I’m sure I will be making it often this spring and summer ….. it tastes much better when the sun is shining :)

Happy sunny days everyone!

PS: You can substitute red onion with fresh fennel.

Orange & Red Onion Salad

Serves 2

orange and red onion salad by Asia Jo

You will need:

1 large orange, skin and white stuff removed

1 small red onion

1 tsp olive oil (or more if you like)

freshly grained pepper

fresh mint to decorate (optional)

Directions:

Peel the orange skin. Slice the orange into circle shaped slices. Peel the onion, halve it and slice it very thinly.

Arrange the orange slices on a plate, decorate them with the onion slices, pour over a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with freshly grained pepper.

Enjoy it!

orange and red onion salad by Asia Jo

orange and red onion salad by Asia Jo

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