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Moroccan Orange Desserts Recipe: Fragrant & Easy

Moroccan dessert salad recipe

Moroccan Orange Desserts Recipe: Fragrant & Easy

Moroccan pastries can be complex to make or at least time-consuming. There is however one very easy dessert, the Moroccan orange desserts salad, served in every Moroccan house, and a staple in Moroccan cuisine.

If you’ve never made this Moroccan orange salad, prepare yourself to have a culinary revelation in your kitchen. The steps are easy, the ingredients are simple and you will be amazed at the deliciousness you will be able to create.

Delicious and delicate, made with fresh oranges, raw honey, and orange blossom water, this Moroccan orange dessert is truly a gem. Healthy, delicious, and impossible to mess up.

I grew up eating this dessert quite regularly and honestly, it was one of my favorites orange desserts as a child. It’s one of the healthiest dessert options you can find for your family, and one of the most delicious with its fresh Moroccan flavor.

The main ingredient is the oranges. The best oranges are the ones that are juicy and sweet, but if you can’t find that kind of oranges, that’s still fine. You can adjust the lack of sweetness by adding more honey or any sweetener of your choice.

As a sweetener, the traditional recipe uses raw honey. The reason behind this is because Moroccans consider this orange dessert salad as a healthy alternative to traditional pastries. Each ingredient is chooses with great care to give the body good immune-boosting properties.

Raw honey is full of antioxidants and super helpful to the immune system. If you don’t have it in your kitchen when making this recipe, you can use any kind of sugar, agave syrup or maple syrup. They will all work perfectly.

Another important ingredient in this recipe is orange blossom water, a Moroccan kitchen essential, and an aromatic used in most Moroccan pastries. Orange blossom water has also relaxing properties. In fact, in Morocco, we often spray it in the air when hosting a celebration to put the guests in a good mood.

If you don’t have it yet, get one asap. It’s a really good investment. You can use it to flavor your desserts and sweet doughs. You can also add a few drops to your tea for a relaxing effect or use it as a deep beauty treatment. It’s really versatile.

My only recommendation is to invest in natural orange blossom water to get the best flavors along with the health benefits. Good quality orange blossom water costs between 10 to 15 dollars depending on where you live. You need only a few drops for each use, so a bottle can last for a really long time.

Moroccan orange salad dessert

Moroccans love to dress their desserts in decorated plates. It adds color and a beautiful touch to the table, especially when having guests. The good news is, if you want to add that Moroccan authenticity to your table, you can find online some really good quality and affordable Handmade Moroccan plates. With these plates being handmade, the quality will often be top-notch.

Some beautiful Moroccan dessert plates, handmade in Morocco


Moroccan dessert salad recipe

Moroccan Orange Dessert Recipe (Exotic & Easy)

Safaa (founder of moroccanzest)
Easy & refreshing Moroccan Orange Salad Dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 big oranges
  • ½ tsp distilled orange blossom water natural, organic
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey or same quantity sugar, agave syrup or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • a few mint Leaves optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix the orange juice with the orange blossom water and honey. Reserve in a cool place.
  • Delicately peel the oranges then cut them into round slices.
  • Arrange the orange slices in a serving dish. Sprinkle them evenly with the cool juice you already prepared.
  • Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Decorate with some mint leaves.
  • Serve fresh.

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Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal

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my husband loved it

Rated 5 out of 5
March 11, 2019

my husband is on a diet but has a sweet tooth. This dessert was perfect! Healthy and sweet enough to satisfy him. the oranges with orange blossom water were sooo good. thank you Safa, I am loving all of your recipes

loni

Response from Moroccanzest

thank you, Loni! If your husband needs to reduce his sugar intake, try to use sweeter oranges (those that are not very acidic). This way, you use the natural sugar of the oranges and cut honey quantity by half. xx

delicious

Rated 5 out of 5
October 16, 2020

the best way to eat oranges, orange blossom water adds a delicious taste

jeremy

got your recipe cards!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 15, 2020

thank you for this delicious healthy dessert and all your other recipes. they are easy and delicious which is hard to find.

tia

fresh

Rated 5 out of 5
May 11, 2020

perfect for the hot season and delicious

susan yara

yummy and refreshing

Rated 5 out of 5
April 6, 2020

thank you so much for sharing your family recipe. I am a big fan of your recipes. toni

toni

Everybody loves it!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2020

Really easy to make, taste very amazing, fresh orange perfect. Thanks Safa

Rita

my kids loved it

Rated 5 out of 5
October 25, 2019

I have kids who don’t like oranges. with this recipe, it was magic! Honey and cinnamon cover orange acidity and the orange blossom water gives a delicious taste. I recommend.

emily

sooo delicious

Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2019

really really delicious! thank you

gigi

perfect for spring time

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2019

super fresh and flavorful, and so easy to make. thank you for sharing the recipe

caroline

yummy

Rated 5 out of 5
April 6, 2019

perfect now that the sun is finally out … thank you!

melissa

well well well

Rated 5 out of 5
April 1, 2019

I am amazed and so is my hubby! This recipe is Boooomb. thank you Safa

katy

Response from Moroccanzest

yey! happy you both loved it! Thank you, Katy, for your feedback xx

Orange blossom water it is

Rated 5 out of 5
March 8, 2019

just ordered it! I deal with insomnia and after reading your post, made some research on orange blossom water. It turned out it is a proven relaxing product. thank you for the recipe too …. it looks super delish!

nancy

Loved it

Rated 5 out of 5
March 6, 2019

delicious, flavorful, healthy dessert … what can I ask for more …

mona

Response from Moroccanzest

That’s what I love about it too. You can enjoy it without guilt 😉

thank you thank you

Rated 5 out of 5
March 5, 2019

I am now addicted to this salad. I can’t live anymore without orange blossom water and cinnamon

judith

Response from Moroccanzest

hehe happy you liked it 😉

As you said … heaven!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 4, 2019

The mix of orange water blossom, cinnamon and honey is incredible. Thanks for the recipe !!!

rana

Safaa, founder of moroccanzest

From design and decor to food and travel, moroccanzest is the space where I share what I loved growing up in Morocco, and more. It’s your destination for everything beautiful, artistic, and made the Moroccan way with love. Learn more about me here.