Sicilian orange salad
|Main ingredients||Oranges, olive oil, salt, black pepper|
|Cookbook: Sicilian orange salad Media: Sicilian orange salad|
The Sicilian orange salad (Insalata di arance) is a typical salad dish of the Spanish and Sicilian cuisine, which uses oranges as its main ingredient. It is usually served at the beginning or at the end of a meal.
In its most basic form the salad consists of thin, tart orange slices served with olive oil, salt and black pepper. The slightly tart taste of a salad, which is usually achieved by using a vinaigrette is instead provided by the orange slices themselves.
Common variations mix the orange slices with a few additional ingredients such as sliced fennel bulbs, onions and black olives. In such cases often a vinaigrette is added as well, which is made of olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and various herbs, e.g. rosemary.