When we think about Moroccan desserts, we often think of Moroccan delicious pastries made with almond, flavored with orange blossom and served with traditional Moroccan mint tea. But if you are on a diet and you need to be more careful about your calories, or if you don’t live nearby a Moroccan bakery, this Moroccan orange dessert is one of the best orange desserts out there. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you that Moroccan exotic flavor most people cherish.
While growing up in Morocco, my mother used to prepare this orange dessert salad all year long and now, years later, this dish has become one of my favorites to make.
Very easy to prepare, you will only need a handful of items: some oranges, cinnamon, honey, and natural orange blossom water. It is perfect if you want to host an affordable Morocco-themed dinner soirée. Oh, and it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. How good is that?
This Moroccan orange dessert is also very healthy and energizing, so you can enjoy it many times a week without feeling guilty. In the cold seasons, the vitamin C and the cinnamon will boost your immune system and help you fight cold and flu. While during the hot season, this fresh orange dessert will help your skin fight the aging effects of the sun.
It is important to use a natural orange blossom water to make this recipe. I used many brands over the years and didn’t find satisfaction each time. They either have a fade flavor or a chemical one I don’t find tasty. Here is the orange blossom water I use when I am outside Morocco and which I highly recommend, but if you have another brand you trust, go ahead! Oh, and If you travel to Morocco, local orange blossom water is one of Morocco traditional products you absolutely should shop and bring back home.
This Moroccan orange salad will probably become one of your favorite orange desserts too.
Orange Desserts: Moroccan Orange Salad
- September 18, 2018
- 2 Servings
- 5 min
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- 3 cool oranges
- 1 orange juice
- 1.5 tbsp orange blossom water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 5 mint leaves (optional)
- Step 1
- In a small bowl, mix the orange juice with orange blossom water and honey and reserve in a cool place
- Step 2
- Peel the oranges then cut them into medium slices
- Step 3
- Arrange orange slices in a serving dish then sprinkle them evenly with the cool juice you already prepared
- Step 4
- Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Decorate with some mint leaves
- Step 5
- Serve fresh.