A boozy orange salad inspired by a Sicilian salad puts a lot of symbolism on the table, with the orange that represents feminism and Israel, olive oil for peace and wine for, well, Passover.
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Last week, Sixth & I hosted the first in a three-part series on modern Israeli cooking taught by local caterer and writer Vered Guttman. The focus: Sephardic and Israeli Passover cooking.
Inspired by the Sicilian orange salad that is made mostly of oranges with an olive oil dressing, this salad has become a family favorite. If you serve it for Passover, it can pack a lot of symbolic punch. Just remember: this is a cold salad and the wine does not cook out, so nosh responsibly.
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