Friday, January 8, 2010

Fennel and Orange Salad

December 2009 393 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!

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24 comments:

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Beautiful!

Mother Rimmy said...

Love this dish. Colorful, healthy and light. Terrific!

Stacey Snacks said...

Let's talk the night before so we can coordinate our exact menus!!!

Linda said...

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

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love the little cranberry touch. So healthy and refreshing this salad is. I'll be picking up some fennel this weekend, thanks to you and Stacey. Love your platter!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

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.

The Food Hunter said...

I love fennel and oranges. This looks beautiful.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You always make this look so pretty-- so artful! This looks fabulous. Looks like you and Stace were on the same wavelength.

Claudia said...

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.

Daniela said...

Wow che ricettina e che presentazione, ideale per disintossicarsi dagli eccessi delle feste.Buon week-end Daniela.

joe@italyville said...

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!)

Anna@BakingSimplicity said...

Wow, that looks so pretty and delicious too!

Peter M said...

One of my fave winter salads & your family style presentation is an eye-catcher.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hmm this I want to make. I wonder what all the flavors together would be like mingling around my tastebuds.

I hope my store has fennel!

Antonietta said...

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.

Kate at Serendipity said...

I'm really craving oranges these days, and this looks like the perfect pairing. Oranges and fennel. YUM.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love fennel. It looks delicious combined with the oranges and cranberries. Simple and elegant!

lisetta said...

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

Kathleen said...

This sounds refreshing and delicious!

casalba said...

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!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very refreshing! We love finocchio!

Lori Lynn said...

Really nice. Love the balance of color and texture.
Also love your platter!!
LL

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I have fennel oranges, dried cranberries. Guess what I'm making tomorrow..................

Chanel11 said...

I just love fennel and orange together - my favourite salad pairing.