Red Onion and Orange Salad

The vibrant flavor of local oranges are one of the simple pleasures of living in Southeast Louisiana. What does one do when a sweet friend delivers oranges straight from her backyard bounty?  Create an orange salad that can be assembled in minutes.  Heart-shaped onions optional.   

Cut the ends off of each orange.  Using a paring knife, work around the orange slicing off the peel until it is completely removed.

Cut the trimmed oranges into thin slices. Place the orange slices on a platter in a slightly over lapping layer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Add thinly sliced red onions, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Repeat the layers until you have used all of your sliced oranges and sliced onions.    Let the salad sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes, and up to 8 hours.  The olive oil and orange juice will create a delicious dressing. 

Right before serving, add crumbled feta cheese and serve.