Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas Orange Salad

I know, you're probably sick to death of christmas food. But I can't help sharing this recipe with you. It's so fresh and yet with christmas flavors - you really have to try it. It's dead easy, and takes about five minutes to prepare. Goes perfectly with salty, rich foods like ham or turkey, but it'll be fine with a simple steak, too.

Christmas Orange Salad
Serves 4

2 large oranges
1/2 red onion
2 tbsp white wine vinegar (balsamic if you got it)
2 tbsp mild olive oil
1 tsp allspice, whole
1/2 star anise

Peel the oranges with a knife to get rid of any white bits. Slice thinly. Slice the red onion thinly, too, and arrange with the orange slices on a plate.

Use a pestle and mortar to grind the spices. Add vinegar and olive oil, and maybe a few grains of salt. Drizzle over the salad, and serve.

Recipe in Swedish:
Julig Apelsinsallad


Anonymous said...

That does look incredibly easy. My parents always bring a ton of oranges up when they visit over the holidays. This gives me another creative way to use them!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Anne, that looks like a perfect fresh dish to use. Not the heavy Christmas dinner stuff, but lighter and still with a note of Christmas in the ingredients. I'll try that, we have bought way too much oranges so we need to use them for something. Tack!

Alanna Kellogg said...

Oh! I wish I'd thought of this with our smoked ham on Christmas, not that I actually GOT to a salad ...