Surprisingly, oranges and olives go really well together. This Moroccan salad brings them together with some typically Moroccan spices. A simple salad but one with punch. It is a great salad for Winter when the oranges are at their best – ripe and juicy. It IS spicy so add the chilli gradually until you find your taste preferences.
Other Moroccan dishes include Moroccan Carrot Salad, and Baked Eggplant and Zucchini with Chickpeas and Harissa Sauce.
Chilli Orange Olive Salad
3 large oranges, peeled and the white membrane removed
15 – 20 black olives, stoned
0.5 tspn cumin powder
juice 0.5 medium lemon, or to taste
0.33 tspn harissa or 1 chopped red chilli, or to taste
sea salt, to taste
Divide the oranges into segments and cut each of them into 3 pieces. Place in a salad bowl with the remaining ingredients and toss thoroughly.
Refrigerate for 30 – 60 mins and serve chilled. Squeeze a little orange juice over the salad. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.
recipe notes and alternatives
Use chilli flakes instead of harissa.
Add some rings of red onions, if desired.