Made with just a few ingredients you probably have on hand – including the entire celery stalk – to help you avoid tossing those tasty celery leaves: Easy Italian Celery and Orange Salad.
This is it.
The salad I serve again and again to wow friends.
It’s also this Easy Italian Celery and Orange Salad that comes in handy when trying to stick to a food budget. (The ingredients are super inexpensive.)
It’s made with just five ingredients I almost always have on hand, including those so-often-tossed celery leaves. No #foodwaste here.
I think the reason friends rave about this easy salad is simply the look of it. Our friends David and Laura were munching on it and David said,
“I’ve never thought to cut oranges into skinny wheels like that.”
Don’t they look pretty? And with today’s super sweet oranges, I never even bother to cut off the white pith on the outside. I just peel the orange as normal with my fingers and then slice the whole orange into rounds.
Try to serve this salad on a platter. I think that’s another reason it looks rather impressive. A simple dinner plate will do – or a wide shallow pasta bowl.
Either way, it’s also perfect for picnics. Carry it where you’re going in a zip-top plastic bag (or covered bowl), then pour onto a plate when you arrive at wherever you’re headed. A 5-ingredient salad to impress: Easy Italian Celery & Orange Salad - via @TspCurry #TheRecipeReDux #budgetfriendly Click To Tweet
And for other picnic-perfect food, click on The Recipe ReDux image below to see recipes by my fellow ReDux bloggers. This month’s theme is all about al-fresco eating. Preferably the grab-a-blanket-and-plop-it-down type of picnic. My 5-year-old and I have already taken our lunch outside (even though it was chilly!) twice last week. It feels so good to get outside.
Easy Italian Celery and Orange Salad
Made with just 5 ingredients you probably have on hand – including the entire celery stalk – to help you avoid tossing those tasty celery leaves: Easy Italian Celery and Orange Salad.
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings
- 3 stalks of celery, sliced diagonally, including leaves
- 2 oranges, peeled, sliced into rounds
- 1/4 cup green olives (any Italian, Greek or green olive) including 1 tablespoon olive juice
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Place celery, oranges, olives, onions on a serving platter.
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, reserved olive juice and orange juice. Pour over salad. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
This salad makes about 6 cups of salad. To make less, use only 1 orange.
What do you serve at picnics? Do you dine on picnic blankets, or only on benches?
Check out all the picnic recipes from our ReDux members: