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If you’re looking for salad recipe for Memorial Day weekend, try Chuyaco, a traditional orange salad from the department of El Valle del Cauca in Colombia. This orange salad is a perfect appetizer to start your meal, or a side dish for grilled meats and seafood. Eat it as is or with a light meal, either way, it’ s satisfying and tasty!
Chuyaco is very easy to make, absolutely delicious and healthy. Fresh oranges mixed with a dressing made of orange juice, panela, scallions and chili pepper. It’s fresh, sweet and tangy with a little kick from the hot pepper. This orange salad is a wonderful addition to any picnic or barbecue table.
I hope you all have a wonderful Mamorial Day weekend!
(4 to 6 servings)
12 oranges, peeled
3 tablespoons of grated panela or brown sugar
2 tablespoons of water
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup chopped scallions(green part only)
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper, chopped (habanero or bonnet)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Remove the white parts from the oranges. Slice the oranges crosswise into rounds 1/4-inch thick or cut along both sides of each membrane with a paring knife to remove the segments, allowing them to drop into the bowl. Discard any seeds. Place in a serving bowl.
- In a medium l bowl, combine the water with brown sugar or panela mix well until the sugar dissolves. Add the orange juice, scallions, hot pepper, salt and pepper.
- Add the dressing to the oranges mix well and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before serving. Serve cold.