Orange Salad à la Monica

25 Reviews
90% would make this recipe again

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.

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Preparation : 10 min Standing : 30 min
150 calories/serving


4 oranges, blood type, if available 700 g
2 green onions/scallions
20 black olives 1/2 cup
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 mL
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced 0.2 g
1 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped 5 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]


  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

per 1 serving (170 g)


% Daily Value




10 g

15 %

Saturated 1.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %


0 mg


220 mg

9 %


17 g

6 %


3 g

13 %


12 g

Net Carbs

14 g


2 g

Vitamin A

9 %

Vitamin C

117 %


7 %


8 %


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 1
Vegetables 0
Fats 2

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march 19, 2013 | I would make this recipe again

Very colorful and tasty! Fresh summer taste!

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march 21, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Simple and tasty.

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