Orange & Carrot Salad Recipe thanks to Aussie Farmers Direct and Everyday Gourmet 

May 27, 2015
Orange & Carrot Salad Recipe thanks to Aussie Farmers Direct and Everyday Gourmet

Tinitrader is excited to bring you a series of recipes sourced from Everyday Gourmet and cooked deliciously with fresh in-season Aussie Farmers Direct products. Read on for fantastic orange tips and a delicious carrot and orange salad recipe, all using 100% Australian fresh produce from Aussie Farmers.

Oranges

Oranges have to be the most underrated fruit in the bowl! But the humble orange has much to offer squeezed fresh in a glass or added to a smoothie, its zest for life is a refreshing wake-up call to your morning.

Meet the Farmer

Pat Mancini in Griffith, NSW, a great orange growing region in the Riverina.

Storage Tips for Oranges

Whole oranges last for weeks in the fridge however cut oranges need to be kept in the fridge and eaten within one or two days.

Freshly squeezed orange juicy should be consumed within a day.

In Season

The best oranges are those in season and this season is shaping up to be one of the best autumn/winter crops in years.

Aussie Valencia’s will continue to be available for Autumn and have a green tinge on the skin which is a built in sunscreen. The flavour on the inside is still fantastic and the orange itself is still juicy and perfect

From April to November Navel oranges are available.

TIPS FOR ORANGES

  • Rid your oven of stale food smells by placing orange peels in an oven tray and setting the oven to 180C for about five minutes.

  • Aussie orange peels contain oils which are flammable so they are great for kindling – add some dried orange peel to your fire for a longer burning blaze and fragrant orange aroma.

  • Tie a handful of dried Aussie orange peels in cloth bags and place in cupboards to act as a natural freshener and eliminate musty odours.

  • Place Aussie orange and lemon peels near windows to deter flies and mosquitoes.

  • Boil orange peel and cloves for about 10 minutes to freshen up your home with a delicious orange aroma.

  • Place orange peels around your garden plants to stop cats digging in your garden as they do not like the orange fragrance.

Everyday Gourmet’s Carrot and Orange Salad

Chef: Justine Schofield

Time: 20 min cooking

Serves: 2

Ingredients

2 carrots, peeled

2 Valencia oranges

1 radicchio, shredded

¾ cup of crunchy croutons

Dressing

½ tsp. ginger, finely minced

1 tsp. seeded mustard

2 tbs. of juice Valencia orange juice

5 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. crème fraiche or sour cream

Salt and pepper

Method

Using a peeler, peel the carrot to form thin, long strips and place in a large bowl.

Segment the oranges and reserve two tablespoons of the juice for the dressing. Add the segments to the bowl with the radicchio and croutons.

For the dressing, whisk all of the ingredients together. Just before serving drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss well.

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Aussie Farmers Direct

Aussie Farmers Direct is an independent online retailer that delivers 100% Australian fresh produce, direct to the doorstep. We are passionate about supporting and sustaining Aussie farmers. We are purpose before profits and we will never replace Australian produce that is out of season with imported products.

Food imports have grown to more than $12 billion and Australian farmers have borne the brunt of this lost income.We supply a full range of 100% Aussie fresh food including free range, organic, GMO free and ‘Natures Grade’ produce which is food as nature intended. Up to 30% of a farmer’s income is thrown away and wasted because nature’s produce doesn’t meet imposed supermarket requirements.

We have our own fair food charter which seeks a sustainable and fair price for our farmers’ produce and there are no hidden fees, rebates or costs.We offer free delivery to homes across six states of Australia so that our customers get the convenience of online food shopping, but know they are getting fresher, fairer and more sustainable food.

We know a small change in shopping habits, makes a real difference – it’s good for you, good for farmers and good for Australia.

We want everyone to Shop Fair, Eat Fresh

Why food choices matter?

Family farms in Australia have declined by 11% over the past five years and 40% over the past 30 years. These families, who live on farms, grow our food.

Our own Aussie Farmers Foundation

Our own Aussie Farmers Foundation has donated more than $1 million to rural and regional communities for farmer drought assistance, food rescue, local infrastructure and health. We have also directly donated more than $1.2 million to schools, clubs and community groups through our Aussie Farmers Fundraising program.

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