Blood Orange Salad
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4.6 from 5 votes

Blood Orange Salad

A classic salad from Sicily, this Blood Orange Salad is a refreshing mid-winter salad made with chilled blood orange slices, red onion salt, black pepper and a simple drizzle of olive oil.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fruit salad, fruit starter, orange salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 6 blood oranges
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • fresh mint (optional) for garnish


  • Chill the oranges for an hour. Peel and slice the oranges into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. I also find it easier to slice the chilled blood oranges with the peel on, then trim the peel off, being sure to get all the white pith.
  • Cut and peel the red onion and trim the ends off. Cut it in half, slice one half thinly, using about a quarter of the entire onion. Save remaining onion for other use. 
  • Divide and arrange oranges slices on each plate, divide and sprinkle onion over the oranges and season with salt, pepper and drizzle olive oil over top. You can also drizzle some balsamic syrup on top as well to punch up the flavor (optional).


  1.  I often times will also sprinkle on ground sumac, which is a Middle Eastern spice with a lemony taste.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg