Orange and Black Olive Salad

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Joan Lunden

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Orange and black olive salad

Orange and Black Olive Salad: serves 4

I've seen a number of different recipes for this traditional Mediterranean salad, and am always intrigued by the combination of ingredients. The first night that I tried my version on some friends, it was a huge hit! I happen to like arugula's, but you can use any kind of lettuce you like, or even mixed greens.


  • 4 juicy oranges
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1 garlic clove, minced (about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon), or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch of cayenne, optional
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large bunch of arugula, stems removed, rinsed well and spun dry
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pitted black olives (either Californian or Mediterranean)
  • 1 cup 1/2-inch croutons


With a serrated knife, cut away orange peels and pith and discard, and cut oranges crosswise into thin slices. In a bowl toss the slices gently with the mint, olive oil, garlic, coriander, cayenne (if using), sugar, and salt to taste. Line the bottom of a platter with the arugula. Arrange the oranges on top, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle the olives over the oranges, and serve each portion topped with one-fourth of the croutons.

Nutritional Analysis per serving: 171 calories; 36% calories from fat; 7 grams of fat; 138 milligrams of sodium

Source: Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking by Joan Lunden and Laura Morton 

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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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