Cara Cara Orange and Blueberry Salad with Crystallized Ginger

I am in luck, with Cara Cara oranges being available freely at Costco (8 pound bag for under $6, is that a bargain or what?). They are going in everything these days, side salads, fruit salads, smoothies, muesli, cakes, muffins, and next week, I’m scooping the flesh out of halves of Cara Cara and setting jelly in them (aka Jell-O) for my younger son’s birthday.

We have fruit salads for dessert on week nights and it’s often challenging coming up with something new and interesting. For this one, which serves two, combine slices of banana, two large handfuls of blueberries, one Cara Cara orange and small chunks of crystallized ginger. Here’s another salad I made a few weeks ago with these lovely oranges, which are less acidic than regular oranges, and have a reddish flesh.

Have you been buyings lots of oranges this winter? Where are they ending up? Do tell!


January 27, 2010. Tags: . Desserts, Fruit, Nutrition, Salads, Superfood.


  1. Gudrun Lake replied:

    That looks so divine I’m going to recreate my own version right now!
    Can I ask a silly question (or maybe I should just google) but what is a cara cara orange?

  2. divaindoors replied:

    Good question Gudrun! I forgot to add the link to my previous post on these oranges (and just did in the post script above), which explains what they are (ie a less acidic orange with a reddish, flavorsome flesh) I love their colour and welcome the lack of acidity! Here’s that other salad: xo

  3. Denise replied:

    Yum! This looks fabulous! You have truly turned me into a Cara cara orange fan. I’m eating at least one a day now. Thanks for turning me on to them!

  4. Mrs Josiah-Jen replied:

    so pretty I want to eat it off your photo! :d


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