Orange, Honey, & Coconut Dessert Salad | Day 8 of 31 days of Salad

posted on: Sunday, January 8, 2012

I met Amber at Food Blog Camp this time last year. We hung out by the pool and talked about food, a good recipe for creating a friendship. This summer I had the opportunity to visit Amber at her house in California, where she showed me her breath taking garden, her famous backyard, and then made me a mean tomato salad. I knew Amber would be perfect as a guest blogger for the 31 days of salad series and I'm so glad she is joining us today. You can follow Amber at her blog Awake at the Whisk and at California Food Literacy Center. You can also follow Amber on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks Amber for your delicious dessert salad, I can't wait to try it.

In the doldrums of winter, nothing quite perks up the mood like bright, juicy citrus! I love my orange tree, dripping with ripe, flame-colored globes against an otherwise grey sky. 

In winter, I like to serve lots of spicy, bold foods to enliven the dark days: Indian curries, Thai stir fries, and Mexican fajitas all packed with veggies and heat. Thus, dessert calls for something to tame the fire, something light and juicy. Enter: my Orange, Honey & Coconut Dessert Salad. The cheerful colors brighten the night, and cool the palette after a spicy meal. If you’re looking for a midday snack, this is also a great, healthy pick-me-up.

Orange, Honey & Coconut Dessert Salad

yields 2-3 servings
1 large orange, peeled and sectioned
1 teaspoon wild flower honey
1 teaspoon shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon sliced almonds
  1. Place half of the orange slices on a plate.
  2. Drizzle half the honey over the orange slices.
  3. Sprinkle half the coconut flakes and half the almonds over the oranges.
  4. Repeat with a second plate.
  5. Serve.


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