A taste of Summer: recipe for Blood Orange, Fennel & Basil Salad

Published Tuesday, Apr 29 2014, 19:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Check out this gorgeous blood orange salad, which is seasoned with a drizzle of oil and finely sliced fennel to liven up this simple dish.

Blood oranges are in season right now and are plentiful in supply so they shouldn't be any more expensive than normal oranges.

Blood orange salad

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And, as well as being delicious in salads, they are also amazing juiced. They really are a taste of summer.


  • 4 large blood oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 fennel, finely sliced
  • A little sea salt, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Filippo Berio Gran Cru Monti Iblei Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pitted black olives to garnish
  • Freshly ground pepper


1 Cut both end of each blood orange and cut 1cm thick slices to place in rows in a dish.

2 Scatter the pitted black olives, sliced fennel and onion evenly across the top of the oranges.

3 Shred and scatter the fresh basil leaves.

4 Season with a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

5 Finish with a generous drizzle of Filippo Berio Gran Cru Monti Iblei Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Prep Time

5-10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4 as a starter or side

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