Romaine Salad with Orange and Olives is a refreshing and tangy salad, perfect for a light lunch or as an accompaniment to your main course. The sweetness of the oranges contrasts beautifully with the salty olives, and the crisp romaine lettuce provides a fresh base.


  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: crumbled feta cheese or shaved Parmesan
  • Optional: a handful of chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley or mint)


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce, orange segments, Kalamata olives, and thinly sliced red onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, and honey (or agave syrup) to create the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. If using, sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese or shaved Parmesan over the salad for added flavor and texture.
  5. Optionally, add a handful of chopped fresh herbs for a burst of freshness.
  6. Serve the salad immediately, or let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together slightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 2g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: None


  • Serves: 4-6

Romaine Salad with Orange and Olives is a wonderfully balanced dish, offering a combination of sweet, tangy, and salty flavors. It’s not only visually appealing but also packed with nutrients, making it a healthy and delightful choice for any meal. Enjoy this fresh and flavorful salad!

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