399 – Moroccan Spicy Orange Salad / سلطة البرتقال الحارة

Let’s continue the Moroccan Salad Series with this spicy orange salad!

 

Ingredients

  • 2-3 oranges (Navel)
  • Handful of black olives
  • 2 garlic cloves (grated)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Hot chili pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

 

Directions

1- The first step is to peel and section the oranges.
Using a sharp knife, cut the ends of each orange. Slice the peel off the sides.
2- With a gentle sawing motion, remove the orange segments in between 2 membranes. Then cut into pieces. 
3- Squeeze the remaining membranes to get all the excess juice in a separate bowl, keep on the side we will use it later.
4- Next, slice the black olives. They pair up surprisingly well with the oranges. You’ll see! 
5- Let’s prepare the vinaigrette. Grate the garlic cloves.
6- In a bowl combine orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, grated garlic, paprika, ground cumin, hot chili pepper for a kick, and salt. Mix.
7- For the final step, place the orange pieces in a large bowl, add the olive slices, and mix in the spicy vinaigrette.
8- Serve cold. Sprinkle some more chili pepper on top if you like it spicy.
Hmmm… bon appetite