Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- 4 oranges
- 1 small red onion or half of a medium
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tbsp reserved orange juice
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tsp sweetener (agave, maple syrup, or honey)
- Salt & pepper, to taste
In a deep dish, discard the peel of the oranges by running a sharp paring knife down their sides. Thinly slice the oranges crosswise and reserve the juices in the dish.
Set the orange slices aside on a separate plate. Julienne the red onion and marinate it in reserved orange juice for 15 minutes. This will reduce its pungency.
For the dressing: In small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp of reserved orange juice, olive oil, white wine vinegar, orange zest, poppy seeds and sweetener of your choice. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Pour dressing over the salad. Toss gently to combine. Enjoy!
Recipe inspired by Provence: Quilts and Cuisine by Marie-Christine Flocard.