Oranges with honey, pistachios and mint

I’ve never really had a big sweet tooth until recently… and I’ve decided to blame it on the pregnancy (sorry, baby).  I’ve been trying to resist the desire to eat lots of unhealthy sweet snacks and dessert, so was pleased to try out this recipe for a healthy dessert.  It comes from Rachel Allen’s Easy Meals cook book.

The combination of flavours was new to me so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was really delicious.  It is definitely something I will have again.  It makes such a refreshing dessert, especially as our weather keeps warming up!  It would definitely be something easy to serve if you have guests over too.  We had ours with a big blob of thick Greek yoghurt over the top.


Oranges with honey, pistachios and mint


Oranges with honey, pistachios and mint


Serves 4



4 oranges

1 Tbsp runny honey

pinch of ground cinammon

1 Tbsp chopped mint

25g shelled pistachios, roughly chopped



To peel the oranges, first cut a slice off the top and bottom of each orange, slicing through just below the pith and into the flesh.  One by one, peel the oranges over a plate to collect the juice.  Using a small sharp knife, slice off the peel in strips following the curvature of the fruit.  Cut away any white pith, leaving as much of the flesh as possible.

Once the oranges are peeled, slice them crossways into rounds about 5mm thick and lay them out flat in a wide shallow bowl.

Tip any orange juice from the plate into a small bowl and mix with the honey, cinammon and chopped mint.  Pour this mixture over the oranges and scatter with the pistachios just before serving.

Oranges with honey, pistachios and mint



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