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.


  1. I really like it. I need to find the radish and I'll try! thanks for sharing!

    1. We usually get small or long red radish for this recipe..I hope you try it out soon

  2. Mmmm, I can't wait for it to be warmer_ my favourite thirst quenching drink lik this is just orange juice and cucimber, with a sprig ofmint (of course!)

    1. Joan I have previously posted the traditional orange and Armenian cucumber juice with thyme...I was thinking to add mint to this one though..I posted the traditional version first but I'll definetly try out the mint addition next time.

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  4. Well say. but at Oasis Direct you can buy fresh and pure orange juice in UAE.


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