12 Weeks Of Christmas | Week 7: Orange & Basil Salad

20141120_163814This is another Padma Lakshmi recipe I saved from a magazine. The combination of orange, sharp red onions and the bitter leaves is pretty darn good. The original recipe calls for blood oranges and pepitas, but I substituted regular oranges and sunflower seeds- they add a pleasant crunch. The Christmasy element comes from the cranberries (I used dried,) and we all know that orange+cranberry are a happy combination.

Here are 3 reasons why you should make this salad:

  • It’s quick;
  • It’s uncomplicated;
  • The oranges make it more fun to eat.

Now I tried really hard to peel and segment the oranges the way chefs do on TV- but I ended up slicing away a good portion of the fruit along with the skin. So the oranges aren’t half-moon shaped, but it was ok, since I was the only one eating it!

Either way, here’s a little tutorial I found.

The original recipe can be found on Popsugar Food.

 

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2 thoughts on “12 Weeks Of Christmas | Week 7: Orange & Basil Salad

  1. Great video. This is one of my favorite salads. I love the combo on red onions, citrus and basil. I also make a salsa of these combinations and serve it on grilled fish. Happy cooking!

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