Full Belly Sisters: Broiled Oranges w Goat Cheese & Pistachios for @cycle4Survival

Monday, March 2, 2015

Broiled Oranges w Goat Cheese & Pistachios for @cycle4Survival

As I posted yesterday, some of my food blogger friends and I will participate in an "Orange Inspiration" recipe challenge. We'll all post recipes featuring orange foods, in honor of Cycle for Survival's official color. I can't wait to see all the deliciousness my friends create!

I will share a few of my own recipes; I think this orange dish is a lovely kick-off. You'll notice that my oranges are a little...not-so-orange. That's because I used my favorite navels—Cara Cara—whose orange flesh is tinged pink. These babies are in season now and so incredibly sweet and delicious, I just had to use them. And, hey, they are oranges so I still think they're a fine fit for the challenge!

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I'm not giving exact measurements for this recipe; you don't need them. Figure about one orange per person. The rest is up to you—use lots of honey if you want it very sweet, use loads of cheese if you want it more savory. If your kids want to just eat the broiled oranges without the cheese-and-nut paraphernalia, go for it! Use your taste buds to decide and it will end up glorious.

  • Cara Cara or other navel orange, about one per person
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • honey
  • goat cheese, crumbled
  • pistachios, chopped 
  • sea salt
  • freshly-ground pepper
  • about 1/4 fresh lemon per orange

Move the top rack in your oven up so it is close to the broiler element; preheat the broiler.

Cut the top and bottom off of each orange, so you can stand the fruit up without it wobbling. Using a sharp knife, cut off the outer rind and white pith, following the shape of the orange. 

Slice the oranges to about 1/2" thick. Place on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and honey, then sprinkle with some sea salt.

Broil until the orange slices start to caramelize and turn dark brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool a bit.

Arrange the slices on a plate or platter. Drizzle some more honey (if you choose), squeeze lemon juice, and sprinkle salt and pepper over all the oranges. Top with chopped pistachios and crumbled goat cheese. 

Isn't it gorgeous? Bright, sophisticated, nutritious and—perhaps best of all—so simple. Whether it's breakfast or dessert, this orange dish is sure to brighten your day.

Check out the other participating blogs, who will post their respective Orange Inspiration recipes throughout this week:
*Sumptuous Spoonfuls *Something AboutCupcakes *Ally's Kitchen *Life Currents *An Affair from the Heart *The Fountain Avenue Kitchen *Who Moved my Coconut Oil *What's Cookin' Italian Cuisine *Upside Down Pear

Orange you looking forward to seeing all the different recipes?


  1. Ann from Sumptuous SpoonfulsMarch 2, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    I never thought to broil them! I just used up the last of my cara cara oranges ... gonna have to go get some more! Beautiful :)

  2. fullbellysistersMarch 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    Thanks, Ann, let me know if you try the broiling—it really is delicious.


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