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Spiced Orange Salad

This spicy yet sweet version of orange salad is prepared with homemade Masala. It's colorful, refreshing, and delicious. The sharpness of the onions mellows out when combined with the oranges. It's also an excellent accompaniment to hot stews or spiced dishes.

Author Kausar Ahmed


Spiced Orange Salad

  • 6 large oranges Blood oranges and/or navel oranges
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Masala Spice Blend or to taste
  • 1 red onion peeled and sliced into rings or slivers
  • ½ cup unsalted walnuts red walnuts if possible
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves slivered

Masala Spice Blend

  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Spiced Orange Salad

  1. With a small, sharp knife, cut, peel, and remove white membrane from oranges. Slice the oranges crosswise ⅛- to ¼-inch thick and discard seeds.

  2. To make the dressing, mix vinegar, olive oil, and sugar in a small bowl. Stir in the Masala Spice Blend and mix well.
  3. In a wide, shallow bowl, gently mix orange slices and onions. Pour in dressing and mix gently. Scatter walnuts and mint leaves. Spoon salad onto plates and serve with extra dressing.

Masala Spice Blend

  1. Dry-roast all ingredients on the stove on low hear for about 2 minutes, until light golden-brown. Cool and grind the mixture into a fine powder with a food processor. Store spice blend in a jar and keep in a cool, dry place. Use for cooking as needed.

Recipe Notes

Salad: Active time: 20 minutes I Total time: 20 minutes I Serves 6

Masala Spice Blend: Active time 10 minutes | Total time:10 minutes