Orange Salad à la Monica

Orange Salad à la Monica

Orange, olive, and green onion salad.

This is a Sicilian specialty, at its best when prepared with blood oranges. I got the recipe from Monica, a born and bred Sicilian.

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Standing 30 min

150 calories per serving 


4 oranges, blood type, if available   700 g
2 green onions/scallions   30 g
20 black olives   8 tbsp
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil   30 mL
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced   0.4 g
1 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped   5 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    


  1. Peel the oranges with a sharp knife, removing all the white pith from the flesh and saving the juice, if any. Cut the oranges into 7-8 mm rounds. Thinly slice the green onions. Arrange the orange rounds with the onions and olives on a platter.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the extra virgin olive oil, reserved orange juice, minced chili pepper, salt, and pepper to taste. Pour over the salad.
  3. Allow to stand for at least 30 min before sprinkling with the chopped parsley, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (170g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




10 g

15 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %


0 mg


220 mg

9 %


17 g

6 %


3 g

13 %


12 g


2 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

120 %


8 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1
Good source of :
Folacin, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Vegan | Vegetarian | No Cook | Italian

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