Ingredients

  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 large fresh oranges, peeled and sliced
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt

Procedure

Combine raisins, vinegar and bay leaf in small saucepan; heat to boiling over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand until cooled completely. Drain and discard vinegar.

To Serve

Arrange orange slices on serving platter and sprinkle raisins on top. Drizzle with orange juice and olive oil. Tear mint leaves into small pieces and sprinkle over all. Then, sprinkle with ground pepper and sea salt. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 30%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 290; Potassium 350; Total Carbohydrate 28; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 24; Protein 2; Calcium 49; Iron 1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.