On Wednesday, I posted a recipe for a Florida Flounder Sandwich with Lime and Sweet Onion Tartar Sauce, incorporating Oso Sweet Onions. Our end-of-the-week Floribbean recipe also features these wonderful onions, allowing you to whip up a vibrant salad that’s both sweet and crunchy.

“Oso Sweets are grown at the foot of Chile’s Andes Mountains, where growing conditions produce large, juicy onions with record-high sugar content, crisp texture and mild flavor,” says Aliza Green, an award-winning chef and author of Starting With Ingredients. “Never had an orange salad before? Try this surprising, tart-sweet orange and onion salad.”

Florida Orange and Oso Sweet Onion Salad

Serves 6

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 thinly sliced Oso Sweet Onion
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 large navel oranges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil with lemon juice, salt and pepper; pour marinade over onion and marinate 20 minutes.
  2. Whisk together remaining oil, vinegar, orange zest, salt and pepper for dressing.
  3. Remove rind and white membrane from oranges and cut into thin slices.
  4. Arrange orange slices on serving platter, drizzle with dressing, top with onions, sprinkle with dill, and serve.

Note: Because you’re dedicated to organic living, OrganicAuthority.com recommends using certified organic ingredients, when available, in all recipes to maximize flavor, while minimizing your risk of exposure to pesticides, chemicals and preservatives.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Oso Sweet Onions