A request was made to come up with a summer salad that included oranges. I'm normally not that big a fan on salads seeing that us Asians are known to cook a lot of our vegetables. But this was a refreshing salad, with a tinge of warm feeling in it, perfect for any time of the day :)
1 whole naval orange (sliced into bite size pieces)
8 cherry tomatoes (halved)
5 sprigs of fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1 tbsp five spice powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 whole lime (for juice and rind)
A bunch of salad leaves (doesn't matter what you have)
3 slices sun dried tomatoes
8 - 10 pitted olives (both green and black)
A knob of butter (approx. 10gms)
A handful of toasted pine nuts (or sliced almonds)
2 slices of ham (any kind) - roughly chopped
freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste
- In a heated pan, add in butter, when butter starts melting, add in sliced oranges.
- Let it cook on high before adding in five spice powder and sugar. Continue stirring until oranges are cooked through. Let oranges cool on the side.
- Assemble your salad with all the ingredients. Be sure to slice your sun dried tomatoes and olives into bite size pieces.
- For the dressing, combine olive oil, pepper, salt and juice of one lime with some lime rind. Stir vigorously or place in a tupperware with a lid and shake shake shake!
- Finally pour in cooked oranges and toss!
- Voila, you have a fantastic salad for summer!
- The ham is optional and can be replaced with precooked prawns or chicken slices.
I had a fantastic time devouring this gem of a meal, light and well balanced and giving you that tinge of sourness and sweetness altogether with peppery bits at the end!
Looking to indulge in more salads soon,
The Innovative Baker