Moroccan Style Salad with Oranges & Dates

Moroccan Style Salad with Oranges & Dates

Delicious and nutritious, this Moroccan inspired salad is rich in flavors and textures, and packed with goodness. Greens, dates, Limoneira® oranges, and more delicacies come together, with a luscious vinaigrette to finish it off. It’s a meal on its own with bread or soup, or a spectacular first course or side dish.
Course Appetizers, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern


Orange Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 Limoneira® orange zest & juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • 2 large Limoneira® oranges supremed
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup Medjool dates pitted & chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 sprigs mint chopped



  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl, and whisk until well blended.
  • Whisk just before you serve to allow for the best combination.


  • To supreme the oranges, using a very sharp small knife, and working over a bowl to catch any juices (you can add it to the dressing), carefully cut off all the peel and pith until you are left with a round, skinless orange.
  • Slice in between the membranes, so that you release only the flesh of the fruit in segments that are (largely) intact.
  • Toss the spinach and mint, and divide it between two plates.
  • Arrange the dates, almonds, pomegranate seeds, and orange segments on each plate.
  • Drizzle with the dressing.
Keyword Oranges
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