Monday, February 25, 2008

Insalata di arance

The 'Fresh Produce of the Month' event that I host myself is themed on oranges this month (as a reminder, the deadline for participation is March 2nd!)
I love oranges by themselves as a fruit. I found it amazing that such a wonderful, juicy and colorful fruit peaks in season in wintertime, when everything is kind of dark, and most of the fresh produce is earth-colored..
So I wanted to celebrate this fruit with a dish that just shows it in its delicious beauty. I remember that when I was a child, my grandma used to make every once in a while a super simple orange salad. She would simply slice oranges and add olive oil and salt on them. So here is my slightly modified version of it..

Insalata di arance / Orange salad

Making it is the easiest thing in the world: slice oranges, juicy and sweet ones, and then sprinkle with pieces of raw sweet onions, black olives and parseley. Season with olive oil and salt. It's really delicious, if you've never had it, you should try it. I found out it's also a typical Turkish food (there was a very similar version on the Turkish cookbook I used recently).
I think this entry could also be a good one for the 'Waiter, there's something in my...' event, themed on 'seasonal salads' this month.. there's nothing more seasonal than oranges. I'm not sure if they'll be ok with not being greens in it, but.. we'll see. :)


Amanda said...

That salad looks lovely. I have several tangerines in the fridge... I may have found a use for some of them now!

Finla said...

The orange salade looks so colourful.
I read you comment saying you didn't get my mail so i am giving you the link for tge post. May be you should check your spam.

Simona Carini said...

We used to have orange salad quite often in the winter, and always on Christmas eve, with black olives. The contrast of flavors is delicious.
I have had a couple of complicated days at work, but I should be able to write my post today.

barb said...

I have looked and have not found where to send an entry for your fruit of the month....could you email me at

pbetouffee at blogspot dot com



Sihi said...

Really cool Marta. Have something for you on my blog:) Hope you like it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love savory fruit salads! Yours looks delicious!



Mansi said...

hey girl! I got a bit late, but I have an orange dish for you...would you still accept it??:)

chemcookit said...

Hello Mansi,
of course I will! I'm going through an.. interesting.. time of my life and I haven't blogged in a while, but hopefully I'll be back to blogging very soon! So, I will put together the roundup, and add your entry to it :) Just send me an email with the entry.

Amanda said...

Hi, Marta! I just wanted to send a note that I miss your posts and hope all is well with you.