PREP + COOK TIME 15 MINUTES SERVES 4
Remove rind from 1 blood orange (see Top tips) in long, thin strips with a zesting tool; reserve rind and orange. Peel and discard rind and pith from 5 more blood oranges. Cut all oranges crossways into rounds.
Combine reserved orange rind strips, 220g (1 cup) caster sugar, 125ml (½ cup) water and 2 small rosemary sprigs in a large microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high (100%) for 2½ minutes or until sugar dissolves and syrup is hot.
Add orange slices and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Stand for 10 minutes or until cooled slightly. Divide the fruit salad among bowls; top with 2 tablespoons crumbled pistachio halva, if you like.
If blood oranges aren’t available, use naval oranges instead.
Halva is a confectionery made from ground sesame seeds and sugar. It’s available from Middle Eastern stores.