This delicious Heart of the Artichoke Sicilian Salad is a simple combination of fresh vegetables tossed with olive oil, lemon juice and sliced oranges.
Whatever the season, oranges add zest, color and flavor to any recipe, especially a salad. Oranges also refresh and hydrate. In this Sicilian salad, thin orange slices are the main ingredient served with olive oil, salt and pepper.
David Tanis, professional chef and author, embellished this recipe in a simple yet creative way and featured it in his acclaimed cookbook, Heart of the Artichoke. His recipe includes the addition of fresh tender greens, arugula, thinly sliced fennel, lemon juice, garlic, scallions, and a touch of mint. The result is absolutely refreshing!
This salad is very light and may be served at the beginning or at the end of the main course. Debbie and Phil requested us to bring this salad as an addition to the Gr8 Dinner they hosted featuring selected menu items from the Heart of the Artichoke cookbook.
Everyone loved the salad and you will too!