Oranges with Pepper and Oil

The Pasolivo family serves this often at their ranch in Paso Robles. You can really taste the olive oil, it's easy, fresh tasting and looks beautiful on the table.

Slice the oranges into slices about 1/2 inch thick. Arrange on a large plate or platter. With a fork, press the orange slices to release some of the juice. Sprinkle just a pinch of sugar over the oranges. Generously drizzle with Pasolivo so that the oranges are covered in olive oil. Pepper the oranges. Cut the bread, and dip it onto the oranges slices. You'll taste the oil, with a hint of fresh citrus.

You can also try this with lemons or grapefruit. Tucking basil leaves under the oranges adds even more color.

  • a handful of oranges
  • a pinch of sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Pasolivo or other intensely fruity olive oil
  • a loaf of fresh bread