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Orange-Fennel Salad W/Citrus Vinaigrette

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This is a delicious orange-fennel salad that is both aromatic as it is delicious. The orange slices lend some citrusy sweetness, while the fennel adds a licorice like complexity to it. The vinaigrette is a light and tangy salad dressing that brings all the flavors together.
  Mixed greens 1⁄2 Pound
  Fennel bulb/Anise 1 , washed (trimmed)
  Oranges 2 , peeled
  Orange zest 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
  Lime zest 1 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 20 Milliliter
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste

1. Wash mixed greens and spin in a salad spinner. Set aside.
2. Cut off the green on the fennel bulb and keep only the white part. With a mandolin, slice fennel into paper thin slices. Set aside.
3. Peel and cut oranges into wedges, removing all of the pith (the white part of the orange under the skin.) Set aside with fennel.
4. Combine all ingredients for the vinaigrette, except the olive oil. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil to the juice mixture to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Toss salad with fennel and half of the orange slices in the vinaigrette and place on a cold plate. Garnish with leftover orange slices and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
I'm not a big fan of vegetables, however I do know I should eat them. I came up with this recipe because I wanted to eat salad without just the mixed greens flavor. I didn't want to waste empty calories on dressing, so I figured a vinaigrette was the way to go.

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