March 17, 2008

Fennel and Orange Salad

Raw fennel is crunchy like celery but has a sweet licorice flavor. This dish is Sicilian in origin and has the sweet exotic flavors that are typical of the local cooking (or so my cookbook Italian Cooking for Dummies says:).

This is a refreshing citrussy salad. You can find instructions on how to section an orange here. It important to peel the segments (and not just use the segments with the skin on) so that the orange juice from the segments can mingle with the rest of the ingredients.

Fennel and Orange Salad
1 large fennel bulb, stems discarded, bulbs halved, cored and thinly sliced
3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
2T olive oil
2t white wine or apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1T chopped parsley (optional)
8-12 leaves lettuce to serve (optional)

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the lettuce) and let the mixture marinate for an hour.
Serve salad over lettuce leaves and garnish with fennel fronds.


Alpa said...

i love the fresh flavors in this salad! i've made a delicious salad before using navel oranges & red onions in a balsamic reduction, so I will def try this out. Thanks for sharing!

Cham said...

I love the fennel in salad, looks great ur salad.

Divya Vikram said...

wow..the salad looks really fresh and delicious..

Anonymous said...

looks so fresh and refreshing!! perfect for the summer

Mansi Desai said...

heralding the summer already minti?? that looks refreshing indeed!:)

bee said...

i adore these flavours. your picture is beautiful.

Cynthia said...

I've never had fennel but I'm excited to try it.

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Amarnath said...

looks delicious and am sure is very nutritious

Pooh said...

Very nice! I plan to try your recipe soon. Thanks!

coco said...

Minti! Where are you? I've been checking the blog on and off, hoping to see something new, but you've been MIA for quite a while now! Where have you been? Come back to blogging please!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new and looks delicious.

bee said...

makes a great mouth freshener too. this is one of my favourite salads, garnished with toasted almonds.