Greek Orange Salad with Fresh Mint (Quick, Easy, Flavorful!)


Mediterranean cuisine is about far more than pasta and feta cheese. This simple orange salad lets fruit take center stage, but compliments it with fresh mint, sweet onion, olives, and a light and tangy vinaigrette. And unlike many other Greek salads, the pure ingredients make it perfect for serving to almost any family member or guest – dietary restrictions or not.

Greek Orange Salad with Fresh Mint (Quick, Easy & Flavorful) - Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, top allergen-free, vegan, and paleo!

This Greek orange salad photo and the recipe were shared with us by The National Onion Association.

This fresh Greek orange salad initially caught my eye as the perfect side for Easter – it’s impressively vibrant yet comes together in just 15 minutes – from start to finish – allowing you more time to fuss over the festive main dishes. Plus, the recipe shouts spring by pairing cool weather citrus and onions with fresh herbs and a lively, sweet vinaigrette. Honestly, I could, and just might, enjoy this orange salad year round!

Orange, Mint and Onion Salad

Special Diet Notes: Greek Orange Salad

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, optionally paleo, and generally food allergy-friendly.

Greek Orange Salad with Fresh Mint
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Serves: 6 servings
Orange Salad:
  • 3 navel oranges
  • ½ sweet yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  • ¼ cup black olives, oil cured, pitted and halved
Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette:
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (for vegan)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup non-GMO canola oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil (for paleo)
  1. For the salad, cut the top and bottom off each orange so it sits flat on cutting surface. Remove the peel and pith (white part) by taking sharp knife and running it down sides of orange from top to bottom, following the shape of each orange. Slice the oranges into rounds.
  2. Arrange the orange slices, overlapping each other slightly, on a large platter. Scatter the onion, mint and olives over the oranges.
  3. For the vinaigrette, whisk the vinegar, honey, mustard, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl. Very slowly add the oil while whisking constantly, until well combined and emulsified
  4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and serve immediately.
Note: The Greek orange salad is best eaten fresh, but any leftover dressing can be stored, tightly covered, in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Alisa, How funny that the orange and onion combination finds its way into so many cuisines. I make an orange-onion salad that is Mexican in origin. This one is intriguing because of the mix of savory (feta, olives and onions) and herbs and spices I think of as sweet (mint and cinnamon.) Looking forward to trying it.

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