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Fennel Citrus Salad

Fennel Citrus Salad

What do citrus & fennel have in common? They are both flavorful & in season during the same time. So they must pair well together! 🙂 

On a slightly different note,  When Italians are in the kitchen they tend to stick to the basic and keep seasonality in mind.

They do this because:

  1. Why complicate your life when cooking, you should enjoy the time you spend in the kitchen.
  2. Shopping for your meals in season not only gives you the best flavors but it also gives you more variety throughout the year.

We love the classic Italian citrus & fennel salad combo. It’s simple and reminds us of winter version of a caprese salad (minus the mozzarella). We’ve prepared this salad as a stand alone salad, but if you want to stretch the salad for serving more guest, add green lettuces. Nona never turned away any unplanned dinner guest.  

Prepping this salad takes our breath away…  

Fennel Orange Salad Prep

Looks like a show stopper on the buffet line #sopretty

Fennel Orange Salad

This salad maybe too pretty to share too… 
Fennel Orange Salad

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Fennel Citrus Salad

Fennel Orange Salad plate
  • Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2  pieces of oranges, blood oranges, grapefruit
  • 3 bulbs of Joe’s Premium Fennel
  • 2 tbs orange/ lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil/ Citrus olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel the citrus  with paring knife so you keep the fruit round with all white rind removed. Slice them widthwise into thin round slices. Wash and thinly slice fennel widthwise. Arrange on small platter
  2. In a small bowl prep dressing, mix together juice, lemon juice and salad & pepper
  3. Toss salad with Dressing & mangia!

Notes

  • Add any of the following: Olives, roasted chopped almonds/ nuts