Healthy Recipes

Oranges with dates, nuts, mint and quatre-épices

Fragrant spices, dates and nuts lend a Moroccan flavour to this simple orange salad.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins preparation
Oranges with dates, nuts, mint and quatre-épices
Oranges with dates, nuts, mint and quatre-épices

Fragrant spices, dates and nuts lend a Moroccan flavour to this simple orange salad. It's versatile, working equally well as a side or a dessert.

Ingredients

  • 4 chilled oranges, peeled and thinly sliced, plus 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 4 chilled medjool dates, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 20 gm pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • torn mint, to serve
Quatre-épices
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Method

  • 1
    For quatre-épices, finely grind ingredients in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.
  • 2
    Arrange orange, dates, pistachio nuts and pine nuts on serving plates. Combine malt syrup and orange juice in a jar and shake well to combine, then drizzle dressing over fruit. Scatter with mint and a little quatre-épices and serve.
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  • Author: Lisa Featherby