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Blood Orange Salad with Red Onion & Mint

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Prep

15 minutes

Yield

6

This easy, fresh blood orange salad with red onion and mint can be whipped up so quickly, is loaded with health benefits, and great for a refreshing side or lunch.

Colorful blood orange salad in a bowl next to a large salad bowl on white countertop

Let me tell you, blood oranges are so underrated and don’t get the hype they deserve – especially when they are the main ingredient. Why are we out here giving regular oranges all the attention when you could have the floral and tart flavor of blood oranges, combined with the gorgeous color they add to any dish? This easy blood orange salad is going to open your eyes to that fruit you often bypass in the fruit aisle of a grocery store.

chopped and prepped ingredients in white bowls on white backdrop for blood orange salad

Slices of blood oranges on a white countertop for blood orange salad

Why you’ll love this fresh blood orange salad:

Easy – There is only two steps to making this salad – it doesn’t get easier than that.

Yummy – This salad is both fresh and tart giving you both those sweet and savory flavours.

Customizable – You can also get creative with this salad. If you don’t have, or can’t find blood oranges, you can use grapefruit or regular oranges instead. You can also try this salad with different herbs of your choice. I used mint and thyme but get crazy and have fun with it.

Salad dressing for blood orange salad being mixed with a spoon

Ingredient Notes

Blood Oranges: While there isn’t much of a difference in the calories and vitamin levels between blood oranges and regular oranges – they are both loaded with vitamin C. So much so, one orange will provide you with over 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Pistachios: Pistachios are so tasty and are a great source of healthy fats, fibre, protein and have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits. They are one of my favourite additions to salads – that is there are any left while prepping.

Blood orange salad on white countertop in a serving dish

How to Make My Blood Orange Salad

  1. To a salad bowl begin supreming the blood orange and squeeze each to remove excess juice.
  2. Add the rest of your ingredients to the salad bowl and gently toss.
  3. Enjoy!

Blood orange salad on white countertop in a serving dish

Expert Tips & FAQ

If you don’t have blood oranges, it works great with grapefruit or any orange variety.

Have fun with your herb choices, honestly, any with work but the ones I used are my personal favorite.

Slices of blood oranges on a white countertop for blood orange salad

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Blood Orange Salad with Red Onion & Mint

5 from 18 votes
This easy, fresh blood orange salad with red onion and mint can be whipped up so quickly, is loaded with health benefits, and great for a refreshing side or lunch.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Meals
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 6
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 blood oranges cut into supremes
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1 large handful of fresh mint chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup pistachios roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular feta optional

Instructions
 

  • To a salad bowl begin supreming the blood orange and squeeze each to remove excess juice.
  • Add the rest of your ingredients to the salad bowl and gently toss.
  • Enjoy!

Video

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Notes

If you don't have blood oranges, it works great with grapefruit or any orange variety.
Have fun with your herb choices, honestly, any with work but the ones I used are my personal favorite.

Nutrition

Serving: 6 | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 7.4mg | Sodium: 852mg | Fiber: 10.7g | Sugar: 35g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Dave R.

5 stars
I made this for part of my and my wife’s anniversary dinner, she was SO impressed and I really enjoyed it too! Thank you so much

Maria Koutsogiannis

Amazing! Thanks dave! happy to hear that!!

eric

5 stars
One of the best salads I’ve ever eaten… Great job!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, eric!

haley

5 stars
I just made this salad and it was simply delicious and vibrant in color. Such a refreshing salad!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, I really love this salad alot!

olga

5 stars
would you add any lettuce or some kind of green to this, if you did what would it be?

Maria Koutsogiannis

butter lettuce would be PERFECT! So crunch and nice. You could also try peppery arugula!any mixed greens really

JULIA HUGHES

5 stars
Where do you get your blood oranges in Calgary?

Maria Koutsogiannis

you know, sobeys and safeway have them! Or even coop!

becky

5 stars
I love everything in this salad- can’t wait to make it

Maria Koutsogiannis

you’re going to love it!

sophie

5 stars
Such a beautiful salad and such interesting flavors with the onion !

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much!

Eileene

5 stars
This salad sounds very healthy and delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

its exactly that! You’re going to love it!

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