Sicilian Orange Salad

Beautiful Sicilian Orange Salad is very easy to prepare.  Its combination of flavors, which at first glance may seem improbable, hits all the perfect notes on your palate and evokes the bounty of sunny Sicily using just four ingredients.  It’s a great appetizer or a different side dish for rich meats, such as Carnitas. Sicilian Orange Salad is a wonderful addition to an antipasto or a brunch buffet, as it is real showstopper and always piques the curiosity of your guests.  Consider Sicilian Orange Salad as the appetizer for a Sicilian-themed dinner, followed by Sicilian Style Cauliflower Pasta for a real treat.

For added color, prepare Sicilian Orange Salad with blood oranges, as shown, or a combination of regular oranges and blood oranges.  We recommend using really good quality extra virgin olive oil and fresh oregano leaves in this recipe but dried oregano leaves will do if fresh are not available. Try it and you will understand why Sicilian Orange Salad is a family favorite, chances are that you’ll want a spoon for the sweet orange juices and extra virgin olive oil on your plate. Thanks to Vito’s Dad!

Sicilian Orange Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes. Serves 2.


  • 2 large Oranges or Blood Oranges; if the oranges are small, you will need additional oranges
  • 2 Tb fresh Oregano leaves or 1 Tb dried
  • ¼ tsp fine Sea Salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Peel the oranges carefully and slice into ¼” thick slices, removing any pips and reserving any juice.
  2. Arrange the orange slices in a single layer on a platter or individual plates and pour any juice over them.
  3. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the orange slices.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt over the orange slices.
  5. Arrange the fresh oregano leaves or sprinkle the dried oregano leaves over the seasoned orange slices.
  6. Allow to rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.

Sicilian Orange Salad