Blood orange, mozzarella & rocket salad

Blood orange, mozzarella & rocket salad

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Prep: 20 mins No cook


Serves 4
Tear creamy Italian cheese - or burrata if you can find it - into a fresh and citrussy salad with mustard dressing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal291
  • fat22g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre2g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.8g


  • 3 blood (or normal) oranges



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 x 125g balls mozzarella, the best you can afford (or burrara, if you can get it), torn
  • 2 big handfuls rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp mustard seed (black or brown)
  • 1 tsp poppy seed


  1. Finely zest 1 of the oranges and mix with the dressing ingredients and some seasoning.

  2. Cut the peel from the top and bottom of each orange, then sit each flat on a board. Using a small knife, cut away the peel and pith from each orange, working in downward strokes all the way around. Thinly slice the oranges and scatter over a platter with the mozzarella, rocket and onion.

  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and eat with crusty bread, if you like.

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Paul Allen's picture
Paul Allen
6th Feb, 2020
Lovely salad. Delicious served as a starter and always very popular with guests. I have made it a number of times during the blood orange season
1st Nov, 2014
I really enjoyed this salad as a refreshing side salad to our main meal. I wouldn't make only this for dinner though as there isn't a huge variety of flavour variation.
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