Moroccan Orange Salad with an Orange Blossom Syrup



Author Notes: A fresh and light salad that is equally delicious as a sweet dessert or as a side to savoury dishes.madamemarmalade

Serves: 4/6
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 5 min

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Oranges (one is for juicing)
  • 3 Medium Blood Oranges
  • 1/2 Pomegranate
  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Blossom Water
  • 200g Light Cane Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice (from the extra orange)
  • 250ml Water
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. For the Syrup: Put the sugar and water in to a medium pan, simmer over a med-hgh heat, continually stirring with a wooden spoon, until the sugar dissolves and begins to thicken. This will take about 5 minutes. Stir in the orange blossom water and the juice from one of the oranges, continue to simmer until you get a thick, viscose syrup. Remove from the heat, place a lid on the pan and set aside to cool and allow the flavours to infuse.
  2. For the Salad: Peel 6 oranges, also removing the white pith. With a shape knife cut the oranges in to thin slices, but not too thin. Arrange on a serving plate alternating red and orange slices. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and mint leave and spoon over the syrup. Alternatively, put 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon in a fine mesh sieve, and lightly dust over the fruit. Serve with cream or natural greek-style yoghurt.

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