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Orange, Lettuce, And Walnut Salad (Shlada Bel)

Cuisine: Moroccan
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Salads
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Romaine lettuce
3   Navel oranges =or=
3   Temple oranges
2 tablespoons 30mlLemon juice
2 tablespoons 30mlSugar
1   Salt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
1 tablespoon 15mlOrange flower water
3/4 cup 109g / 3.8ozWalnuts - chopped

Recipe Instructions

Wash lettuce and section into leaves, discarding the tough outer ones.

Drain; wrap in paper towels to dry. Store in refrigerator until needed. Peel oranges and remove all outside membranes, using a small serrated knife and employing a seesaw motion. Section the oranges by cutting away all the membranes from the orange flesh.

As you work, lift out each section and place in a small mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice from the remainder of the orange over the sections to keep them moist.

Cover; keep chilled. Make a dressing by mixing the lemon juice, sugar, salt, cinnamon, orange flower water, and 2 tbs. of the orange juice. Blend well, then taste. The dressing should be sweet.

Just before serving, shred the lettuce and arrange in a glass serving dish. Pour the dressing over it; toss. Make a design around the edges with overlapping sections of orange, then sprinkle the salad with the chopped walnuts and dust with more cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Variation: Prepare as above, using 3/4 cup chopped dates and almonds in place of the chopped walnuts.

ADA Holiday cookbook by Dr. Betty Wedman


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