A spicy, slightly sweet, gingery yogurt sauce to serve with fresh orange slices for a refreshing side, snack or starter.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

⦁ 4 oranges, peeled and halved across the equator
⦁ 1 cup plain yogurt
⦁ 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
⦁ 1 teaspoon peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
⦁ 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add by personal taste)
⦁ 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
⦁ 1/8 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste
⦁ 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper, to taste

⦁ Step 1
Cut each orange half crosswise into 5 to 6 half-moon slices, depending on its size. (For a prettier presentation, cut the rounded ends off of the oranges so the slices lay flat on the plate.)
⦁ Step 2
Arrange the slices in a slightly overlapping circle on four plates, leaving an empty space in the center.
⦁ Step 3
In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth and creamy. Whisk in the sugar, ginger, cayenne, cumin, salt and black pepper until thoroughly combined. Taste, and season with more salt and/or pepper, as desired.
⦁ Step 4
Just before serving, put a generous dollop of the sauce in the center of each plate of fruit. Serve chilled.

No plain yogurt? Greek yogurt works well here, too.