Refreshing Fennel and Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing

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Refreshing Fennel and Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 17, 2023

This refreshing and healthy fennel and orange salad combines the crispness of fennel with the zesty sweetness of oranges. Tossed in a citrus dressing, this salad is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish for a dinner party. It is packed with vitamins and flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Ingredients

  • 2 fennel bulbs
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Trim the fennel bulbs and remove any tough outer layers. Slice the fennel thinly using a mandoline or a sharp knife.
  2. Cut off the ends of the oranges, then use a sharp knife to remove the peel and pith. Slice the oranges into thin rounds or segments.
  3. Thinly slice the red onion.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the fennel, oranges, red onion, parsley, and mint leaves.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat the ingredients evenly.
  7. Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve the fennel and orange salad chilled or at room temperature.

Interesting Facts

  • Fennel is a highly aromatic herb that belongs to the carrot family.
  • Oranges are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Mint leaves add a refreshing touch to this salad and can aid digestion.