This Mediterranean Orange and Pomegranate Salad Recipe is a new favorite here on the blog. Slices of sweet Navel oranges are given a lift with the addition of pomegranate seeds (arils), fresh mint, and a honeyed lime dressing. A festive and light addition to any dinner!
There are probably a dozen or so variations of this Mediterranean orange and pomegranate salad recipe. This recipe is closest to one you would see in North Africa; places like Morocco, Tunisia or Egypt.
Only three ingredients are required to put together this refreshing, festive salad: oranges–I like sweet Navel oranges, pomegranate seeds (or arils) and red onions. There is a trick to taming the pungent red onions; simply soak them in iced water for a few minutes before using in the salad. That way, you still get that great crunch, but a much mellowed flavor–just enough to compliment the sweetness of the oranges in this orange pomegranate salad.
A generous sprinkle of fresh mint and a honeyed lime dressing finish this salad. I like to use a little orange blossom water in the dressing for added festive aroma.
This salad works great to finish a heavy holiday meal. Or next to grilled meat, chicken or fish.
Recommended for this recipe: orange blossom water; a serving platter like this one