No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Sicilian Orange Tomato Salad
- 6 Roma or Campari Tomatoes
- 6 Manderins or Clementines2 Cups Coarsely Chopped Baby Spinach
- 1 Cup Chopped *Green Olives
- 1 Cup Capers
- 1 Cup Chopped Roasted Red Peppers
- ½ Cup Chopped EACH Parsley and Cilantro
- Orange Vinaigrette
Slice the tomatoes and oranges and arrange them on a large plate. Toss the spinach with half of the vinaigrette, parsley and cilantro. Layer it on top of the tomatoes and scatter the olives, capers and peppers on top. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow dressing to absorb into the salad and serve.
- Orange Vinaigrette
- ½ Cup EVOO
- 1 TB Capers – Finally Chopped
- 2 TB Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 TB Orange Juice
- 1 TB Dijon Mustard
- Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Shake all the ingredients together in a jar and taste for salt and pepper.
No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP
If you’re looking for authenticity for the *Green Olives that you use in this salad you’ll find Sicilian Castelveltrano olives in your local grocery store. Named for the town they hail from in SW Sicily – they are bright green with a firm texture and a pleasant buttery taste. If you haven’t tasted them before, this is a super recipe to enjoy trying them.
No. 3 : Clever Idea
Did you know that capers are not only briny-delicious but also good for us? Yes! Capers are full of quercetin – an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoid that occurs naturally in a variety of brightly colored plant-based foods. Try adding capers to your salads and sandwiches for a pop of pickle-y flavor and nutrition.
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
Caruso & Minini Cattaratto
A passion project of winemaker Giovanna, this bright and lively wine is from a small collection of vineyards that are farmed organically. Cattaratto is a grape we’re not familiar with in the states, but as Sicily begins to export more quality wine to us, you may spy it in your local wine shop. You’ll taste honeysuckle, mango, aromatic green herbs, and crushed stones when you sip it – a perfect combo to enhance the flavor of the sweet and savory orange salad.