Thursday, 23 July 2015

Turkish Orange and Onion Salad

Turkish Orange and Onion salad, its light, refreshing and different from usual greens. I have read about this salad and tried, it came out well. I loved the salad colour, its beautiful, In turkish this salad name is 'Portakal Salatasi', its popular in south of Turkey. This salad is perfect to eat if you have colds and flu to suppress bacteria, boost immune system and to aid clear breathing. So here is simple and easy salad recipe for you all to try. 

  • Oranges 3 cut into slices
  • Red Onion 1 medium size thinly sliced
  • Kalamata Olives 6 to 8
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
For the dressing
  • Olive oil 3 tbsp
  • Thyme 1/4 tsp
  • Oregano 1/4 tsp
  • Sumac 1/4 tsp
Mint leaves to garnish


Peel the oranges and remove the seeds and slice oranges to a thickness of 1/4 " and place on a large serving platter. 

Slice onion thinly. Place is a container and sprinkle with salt. Allow them to sit for about 10 minutes. 

Place onions on top of the sliced oranges. Scatter the olives on top. 

We can prepare the dressing now. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, thyme and oregano , drizzle over oranges. Serve with a sprinkling of sumac and mint garnish. 

NB: Kalamata Olive is a large purple olive, its from greece. I didn't had Kalamata olives so I have used normal green olives. Sumac is a spice, it has tart flavour that is very nice sprinkled on fish, chicken, over salad dressings, over raw onions etc. This spice often used in Mediterranean and Middle eastern cooking. I didn't had sumac also so used lemon juice instead of sumac. Enjoy cooking..

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