When shopping this week, I found some lovely blood oranges. The perfect finish for a Moroccan inspired dinner or to follow something spicy.
Blood Orange with Pistachios
I love the vibrant colour of these blood oranges, but of course ordinary ones would be lovely prepared like this too.
- 1 large orange 86 kcals
- 3 dates, pitted and roughly chopped 70 kcals
- 6 unsalted pistachio nuts, roughly chopped and toasted 33 kcals
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
Cut the rind and pith off the orange and then slice thinly.
Arrange on a plate and distribute the dates over the top.
Chill until ready to serve.
To serve, sprinkle with cinnamon and scatter the pistachios over the top.
Per serving: kcals 193
Carbs 43g Fat 3g Protein 4g
This recipe can be found in my book 5:2 Healthy Eating for Life.
UPDATE: January 2016. I have adjusted this to make it work better on a fast day, when it makes a lovely refreshing finish to a meal. Using just one small date knocks 50 calories off, and a medium sized navel orange is only 69 calories. So you can do a lovely plate for under 120 calories.