Combining fruits and vegetables in salads is very Israeli. Oranges, in particular, are identified with Israel and this recipe pairs them with fennel for an unusual flavor combo. A variation of this combination also exists in Moroccan and Greek cuisine.
- Peel the oranges and trim away any remaining white pith. Chop into bite-sized pieces.
- Put the oranges, olives, red onion, fennel, basil and/or mint in a bowl and toss gently to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and silan.
- Drizzle over the salad and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve immediately.
Reprinted with permission from Cook in Israel: Home Cooking Inspiration by Orly Ziv.