Monday, June 23, 2008

Great Summer Citrus Salad

This salad is fast becoming one of our family favorites. (warning: if you think this is a green salad, stop reading now -- if you don't, sore disappointment will ensue). It's a very simply citrus and onion salad. Here's the recipe:

1. One half red onion
2. 4 to 5 oranges
3. Olive oil (to taste)
4. Salt (to taste)

Slice red onion cross-sectionally in thin layers. When finished, cut onion slices in half. Place onion in water for about an hour -- this takes the bite out of the raw onion. Take oranges, remove skin with a knife (don't peel them with your hands because you'll leave the pith) and slice them cross-sectionally as you did the onion.

To bring it all together, place oranges overlapping each other on a platter. Dry onion, and place strands over oranges. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Finally, pour olive oil on everything. Serve salad soon after adding salt, lest the onion and oranges will begin to break down.

Beautiful, simple, delicious. What more could you ask for?

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