Blood Orange Salad (Insalata D’ Arrance Sangouse)

Blood Orange Salad (Insalata D’ Arrance Sangouse)
Source: Italian Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Sicily is known for its beautiful, lush orange groves, which produce some of the world’s most fragrant oranges. First introduced by the Arabs during their rule of the island, orange trees flourished in the ashes along the base of Mt. Etna. Look for the sweetest oranges possible for this recipe. If you can, use Sicilian blood oranges; their red color imparts festive flair to this sumptuous salad.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 80

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 100mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 1g
  • Potassium 180mg
  • Phosphorus 15mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1 Fat



  • blood oranges (about 1 pound total), peeled and sliced into rounds
  • green onions, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • extra virgin olive oil (preferably first cold-pressed and unfiltered)
    2 tbsp
  • unrefined sea salt
    1/4 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • crushed red chile flakes
    1 pinch


  1. Place orange slices on a large platter and scatter green onions over the top.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk orange juice and olive oil together, and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red chile flakes. Drizzle over the salad, and serve immediately.