Cara Cara oranges came into my house on accident. Only when I sliced one open did I realize this was no ordinary orange. With a prettier pink flesh and less abrasive taste, cara caras are a treat for a spring or summer salad. Packed with vitamin C (your skin will love you), this salad is sophisticated and snappy.


The dressing is a blend of reduced balsamic and a touch of black pepper simple syrup . With fresh basil on top for another, slightly different peppery element, the entire dish is gorgeously layered in taste.

Cara Cara Oranges with Reduced Balsamic Pepper Dressing


  • cara cara oranges, peeled
  • reduced balsamic vinegar
  • simple syrup with freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh basil leaves

Directions: Add oranges to a dish and pour reduced balsamic and a dash of the pepper syrup over the top. Top with fresh basil leaves, slivered. 

Have you tried cara cara oranges?

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