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Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel And Orange Salad

After all the rich holiday foods, it’s detox time for many of you out there (and me) and this recipe fits the bill perfectly. It’s a salad I make each Christmas eve to accompany the bounty of fish dishes we prepare that night. But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy this as a side dish any night of the year. There’s hardly a recipe per se.  Just slice fresh fennel very thinly (I used a mandoline), spread it out on a platter and arrange orange slices and dried cranberries on top. Sprinkle with coarse salt, olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Finito! December 2009 380

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  1. GMTA…I am making this tonight but with olives..
    Yours looks beautiful and refreshing…I may even take out my new Mandoline…hopefully I will not slice anything off this time!:X

  2. Linda, I agree, it is the perfect salad after all of the calorie and fat laden foods of the holidays.

    Your version looks particularly pretty, and that platter! Oh my gosh that is so beautiful.

  3. Gee, I've made fennel and orange salad and it never looked like this! This is just stunning. I need presentation lessons! I will make the salad this weekend – you have inspired me.

  4. I am a big fan of fennel! this looks great Linda… we have some dinner guests tonight, so this would be perfect (especially since one is a Vegetarian!)

  5. I love fennel in any way, shape or form and especially in a fennel and orange salad! We ate some on Christmas eve too!
    I've never had it with the dried fruit or white balsamic before so I'm anxious to give this one a try.

  6. I adore this salad, and your idea to add cranberries. Brava! I also like julienned fennel and carrots, dressed with lemon/olive oil. 🙂

  7. Your photo is so enticing: my palate is thinking: fresh, crisp and clean which is just what is needed at this time of year.

    Happy New Year, Linda. Tante belle cose!

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