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5 summer salad recipes

By: Enrique Gili on June 22, 2011, 8:04 a.m.

Photo: Luchiya Raycheva/Shutterstock

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Blood Orange Salad

Easy on the eyes and equally delicious, this elegant salad can be assembled on the plate in minutes.
Blood Orange Salad


  • 3 blood oranges
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • Coarse sea salt to taste
Time estimates

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


  1. Using a sharp knife remove top and bottom of an orange. Set orange flat side down. Cut away peel, removing white pith. To remove a section delicately cut along thin white membrane. Loosen and repeat. Reserve peels for juice.
  2. Fan sections on large plate. Tuck olives into sections. Drizzle with oil, vinegar and juice. Add salt. Garnish with red onion.

Serves 4