Moroccan Orange & Radish Salad

Orange *& Radish Salad

This is a lovely recipe with simple yet exciting flavours. I first came accross Moroccan orange salads when a friend made one for me with cranberries & cinnamon. I never forgot it & was determined to try more of them. Since then we have been steadily working our way through The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert. We have shared a couple of other recipes from there but I couldn’t resist sharing this one too as it is so good.

Oranges are often really good at this time of year so it seemed the right time to post this recipe. Also, it is January & everyone seems to be on a health kick so I better get this one in quick before February come round & people are tired of their new diets & back on the fried stuff. if you are on a health kick then check out our 8 easy ways to get your 5 a day post.

This is great as a starter and also a side dish, ideal on a mezze platter. It is also perfect for beating the winter blues with lots vitamins and a big punch of flavour. The mint adds extra zing & nutrients. This can be ready in minutes, just make sure the ingredients are cold, they taste better that way.

If you’re a fan of Moroccan food then have a look at this lovely Moroccan tomato salad recipe too.

Moroccan Orange & radish salad

Moroccan Orange & Radish Salad

Serves 4

For the salad:

  • 1 or 2 bunches of radishes
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons reserved orange juice
  • 2-3 tsp orange flower water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • Salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon and/or 3-4 mint leaves

Method:

    1. Shred, grate or finely chop the radishes. Sprinkle with sugar and leave for 15 mins.
    2. Drain any excess liquid off the radishes, wrap them tightly in clingfilm and put in the fridge till cold

Moroccan Orange & radish salad

    1. Peel and slice the oranges – roll them around on the worktop pressing lightly with your hand for a few seconds to soften it. Peel the skin off and cut away all the white pith. Cut out the segments, or cut across them into slices, as you prefer. Save 2 tablespoons of juice for the dressing. Chill the oranges.

Moroccan Orange & radish salad

Moroccan Orange & radish salad

Slice the oranges nice & thin

 

  • Make your dressing just before serving. Mix together the OJ, orange flower water, lemon juice and salt to taste.
  • Add the radishes and toss in the dressing.
  • Taste and sharpen with more lemon or add extra seasoning if needed.
  • Add the orange slices and finally top with cinnamon and mint.

Moroccan Orange & radish salad
by Sally

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10 responses to “Moroccan Orange & Radish Salad

    • It is really simple but packs a ton of flavour. I eat it as a starter quite often as it really wakes the taste buds up. It is also great on a mezze with other Moroccan salads & breads. I have not eaten it with a main course yet but I reckon it would be great with a piece of simple grilled chicken.

      Please let us know if you give it a try we would love to know what you ate it with

    • Thanks, I would love to take credit for the recipe but it is not mine at all. We don’t usually post other people’s recipes unless we have adapted them but this is so good we couldn’t help it.

  1. Ok I’m obsessed with oranges in salads right now. Am totally making this!! I love your blog btw- I feel like we have very similar food tastes πŸ™‚ love your indian food posts too!!

    • Thanks, hope you like the salad – it totally changed my view on fruit in salads which I always thought to be a bad idea. How wrong I was!
      So glad you like the blog, we write it to have more connection with each other but it always makes us really happy when other people enjoy it too.

      Let us know how the salad goes

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