Recipe: Orange and Fennel Salad

3400447268_c5d71f8c30Orange and fennel are a classic combo for salads and to me they just taste like spring. Tart, crisp, juicy, green, and a little sweet. Add to that some almonds and thinly-sliced Manchego…honestly I think I could have left out the lettuce altogether and this meal would have been all the better for it.

(photo by lafille)

Orange and Fennel Salad

serves 2


2 oranges, peeled and sliced

1/2 bulb fennel, thinly sliced

3 c greens (lettuce, arugula, etc)

small handful Manchego, shaved

1/4 c orange juice

1/2 c olive oil

salt and freshly ground pepper

small handful sliced almonds


1. Build the salad in individual bowls–lettuce, fennel, oranges, cheese, and almonds.

2. Make the dressing: whisk oil and OJ together with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad.

Easy peasy!


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