Dr. Masley’s Sicilian Orange Salad

easy-to-prepare, refreshing, summer salad

As the temperature increases and summer begins, healthy lighter meals may be just what we need over the next few months.

This simple salad can be refreshing on a hot summer day, and as it refreshes it also provides our body with many essential nutrients to fuel and support our work and play. You can serve it up as a light lunch, or as a side at dinner.

According to Dr. Masley, this salad is sometimes served with breadcrumbs in Sicily, but he suggests using chopped pistachio instead for both flavor and to reduce the glycemic load of the dish.

Here are a few health benefits of this Sicilian Orange Salad

Oranges are a popular citrus fruit known for their vitamin C content and are primarily water as well as carbohydrates which provide energy for the body. As a good source of fiber, particularly soluble fiber, oranges can help reduce blood pressure and inflammation, improve blood glucose control, and aid weight loss which can reduce the risk for developing cardiovascular disease (