When hyngry, or thinking what to cook for ourselves or a meal with friends, we all opt or crave for something tasty and refreshing on our table. Orange and Lettuce Salad is definitely one of the salads that you can serve with any kind of main dish and be sure that your family or guests would enjoy it. This salad is simple to make, great to taste and easy to digest. Actually the orange salad recipe doesn’t require any weird or unusual ingredients and you can make it any time and any day, using basically what you have in your fridge.
Sweet Greek oranges complement any type of lettuce and add a particular flavor to the somewhat tartly greens. Hiding a little bit of acidic taste in its sweetness, oranges are not only pleasant for our taste buds but also refreshing and cooling fruits. Let alone their nutritious values oranges are one of the best sources of vitamin C and calcium.
Orange salad tastes great with a simple plate of feta or any Greek cheese, but serving it with grilled meat or seafood dish is a truly great dainty feast.
Orange Salad Recipe
- Olive oil
Wash the lettuce carefully and chop loosely. Peel the oranges, and remove the tiny membrane from each slice. Cut the olives in small rounds and now mix everything together. Season the salad with the olive oil and add some salt if you wish.
Because of olives, you even don’t need to salt the salad additionally, but it’s up to you, because you might prefer your salad more salty. If you are up to something spicier, add some freshly grinded pepper on the top; fruits and pepper go surprisingly well together!
Greek names of the ingredients of the Orange and Lettuce Salad
- Olive oil = elaiolado, ελαιόλαδο
- Salt = alati, αλάτι
- Oranges = portokalia, πορτοκάλια
- Lettuce: marouli, μαρούλι
- Olives: elies,ελιές