Orange salads are very common in the Middle East and places like Morocco, and suit our Winter very well. This is a different take on them – usually Orange Salads are savoury, but this one is sweet with a little sugar, cinnamon and dates. Delicious! Serve at the end of a meal for a beautiful and healthy final course, or serve in the afternoon with a strong cuppa tea. We also find it a great dish to put on a breakfast table.
Orange and Date Salad | Sweet Orange Salad
6 oranges, peel and pith removed and sliced crosswise
sprinkling of caster sugar
sprinkling of cinnamon powder
about 300g of dates (or as many as you like)
pomegranate kernels, barberries or semi dried cranberries
Arrange the orange slices on a platter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon powder. Scatter the pomegranate, barberries or cranberries over the top. Serve the dates alongside or in a separate bowl.
recipe notes and alternatives
Add freshly hulled walnuts or green pistachios to the salad.
Drizzle some orange blossom water over the oranges.