The best afternoon pick me up snack or guilt free dessert!
This orange lettuce salad is refreshing, satisfying, energizing, and bursting with vitamins and minerals….Let’s talk about:
Romaine Lettuce surprising nutrition facts
- Crisp romaine lettuce is a highly nutritious leafy green, with it’s mild flavor it makes it easier to add lettuce to any green smoothie without impacting the taste at all.
- It has 17% protein with 7.6 grams per head.
- Contains Calcium, Omega -3s, Vitamin A more than carrots, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, and water.
- Romaine Lettuce is super rich in Vitamin K and in B-vitamins.
- Rich in minerals , it contains Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium and Zinc.
- The Chlorophyll in Romaine Lettuce reduces the risk of developing liver and colon cancer.
- It is the healthiest ingredient of weight loss diets.
Orange nutrition and facts
- Christopher Columbus brought oranges to America in 1493.
- Oranges used to be called “Fruits of the Gods”.
- Oranges and orange blossoms are a symbol of love.
- Florida has been producing oranges along with other citrus fruits, commercially since mid-1800s.
- Brazil is the largest producer of oranges, followed by the United States, Mexico and China.
- Contains high levels of Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that boosts our’s immunity to everyday viruses and infections such as common cold, Fiber, potassium and Choline.
Orange Blossom Water Nutrition facts
- Orange blossom water is a clear, perfumed water distilled from fresh bitter-orange blossoms (blooms once in the spring time), and has been infused with its essential oils during the extraction process. As a result, the water has a rich aromatic citrus scent and a strong irresistible orange flavor.
- With it’s distinctive flavor, orange blossom water has been commonly used in sugar syrups that can be drizzled over pastries and fruit salads to provide a hint of flavor in North Africa, Middle East and some European countries.
- Because of the sweet floral citrus notes of the orange blossom water, it has been also used in savory recipes, especially spicy food and marinades.
- In Morocco, we sometimes used it as a beauty item, as a toner for face and neck and to rinse hair, hands, and feet. We also used it as a soothing bath, a hand freshener to greet our guests, and an air freshener.
I normally add a little by little of lettuce to enjoy the heavenly flavors of orange and orange blossom water with lettuce combination and to conserve the crunchiness of lettuce to last longer.
Orange Lettuce Salad
- 6 lettuce leaves
- 2 oranges
- 2 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon of orange blossom water (you can buy it from International food market or Amazon)
- Thinly cut lettuce leaves and set aside
- Peel off one orange (I save the peel in a tight ziplock bag for a week in the fridge to use in my other recipes) and cut orange to small cubes in a bowl
- Juice, squeeze the other orange and add it to the orange bowl, then add sugar to taste and orange blossom water and mix
- In a serving bowl, scoop the orange and juice then sprinkle lettuce as much as desired.