With the holidays around the corner – parties, savory treats, sweets, and drinks a plenty I felt that we needed a break from all the rich foods we were eating. I wanted something simple to go with our dinner. I had oranges on my counter that I have purchased this afternoon and looking at them I started to think of my grandmother (my maiden grandmother). My grandmother was an amazing person and cook. She made anything and everything in her kitchen and all from scratch. This salad was one of those things she would serve on the side of a meal. It is simple, and clean tasting and perfect for this time of year when oranges are in season. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. It would have been my grandmother’s birthday this past week. I think she is happy to know her meals are still inspiring others. Happy Birthday Grandma, you are always in my kitchen!
Grandma’s Orange Salad (serves 4)
3– 4 Navel Oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Romaine Lettuce Heart, chopped
Part of a Red Onion, thinly sliced
Fresh Black Pepper and Sea Salt
Olive Oil for drizzling
On a serving platter spread your lettuce out. On top of the lettuce layer your sliced oranges, and across the top of them the thinly sliced red onion. Drizzle the top of it all with the olive oil and sprinkle it with the black pepper and sea salt. This can be made ahead of time, but keep chilled until ready to serve.
Note: Although my Grandmother never did, I have made this with a sprinkling of fresh herbs on top as well. Chopped fresh Mint or Rosemary works really well with this dish.