Mike Price drizzles blood orange slices with a Greek olive oil called Iliada, which he sells at Market Table. Pressed from kalamata olives, the oil's gentle fruitiness and lack of bitter finish make it ideal for salads. If blood oranges aren't available, navel oranges or tangerines are excellent substitutes.
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1/4 small red onion, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
Maldon salt and freshly ground white pepper
4 blood oranges
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons torn basil leaves
In a bowl, toss the red onion with the vinegar and season with Maldon salt and white pepper. Let stand at room temperature until softened, 15 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, peel the oranges, removing all of the bitter white pith. Thinly slice the oranges crosswise, removing any pits. Arrange the oranges on a platter and scatter the red onion on top. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with Maldon salt and white pepper. Garnish with the basil and serve.