Moroccan lettuce and orange juice

Memories comes to me in the form of recipes. This is my parents refreshing lettuce, orange, cucumber and radish juice which I used to enjoy during lunch time in the spring and early summer days.

We used to have this over lunch when I was a teen..I asked my mother about it yesterday and it seems that I reminded her of her old recipes. We started a long discussion which went in different directions. Classic!

This juice helps digesting a meal and it makes some veg haters drink a dose of goodness without complaining (AKA my husband).

Adjust the thickness to your liking by adding more orange juice or a homemade lemonade.When the nephews and nieces are there for lunch, the extra lemonade (lemon, water, sugar) is an addition that makes them happy.

Serves 1-2
Prep: 5 min

  • 1 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 lettuce gem (called Sucrine in French), top and bottom discarded
  • A bit of cucumber, about a thumb long, discard seeds.
  • 2 small red radishes or about a thumb of a long one.
  • 1 tbps of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of orange blossom water


Place the cucumber, radish, 1/4 of the orange/lemon juice in a blender/liquidiser. Blend until smooth. Add the rest of the liquids and keep blending for another 5 seconds.

Serve cold, with ice cubes or without.

Keep for up to a day in the fridge.

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