Blood Orange Granita with Pistachio Mint Yogurt

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 150 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.68
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4Blood Oranges (or your favourite fruit)
2 tbspHoney
1/2 cupGreek Yogurt
1 tbspPistachios, chopped
1/2 tbspFresh Mint Leaves, chopped


  1. ‚ÄčUsing a knife, trim all of the rind off of the orange. Follow the curve of the orange with your knife and slice downwards. Remove the white pith. Once all the pith is removed, use a paring knife to carefully remove the orange segments by cutting just inside each membrane and prying each segment away from the centre. Place all the segments in a bowl and squeeze in the remaining juice from the orange membrane.
  2. OR juice each orange into a bowl.
  3. Pour juice and/or segments into a shallow baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove and roughly blitz the mixture in a food processor. Pour mixture back into the dish and place in the freezer for another 2 hours.
  5. Remove dish, scrape with a spoon or fork and serve the shavings.
  6. Combine yogurt, pistachio and mint in a bowl and serve about 1 tablespoon of this mixture with the granita.


  • Taste changes are a common side effect of cancer treatment. Tart foods such as lemons and oranges can help stimulate the taste buds and sometimes help produce more saliva. Just be sure to avoid citrus if you have a sore mouth (mucositis).
  • Did you know that chilling citrus fruits helps to neutralize some of the tartness? Try this recipe with less acidic fruits, such as pears, first and give yourself time to build up to citrus.
  • Some cancer survivors will cut out all herbs and spices because certain spices (such as black pepper) burn the mouth or throat. Try experimenting with flavours that are mild on the mouth but strong on taste, such as mint and honey.