By FlemishMinx on April 07, 2005
Photo by NELady
Photo by NELady
"Salad of fennel and oranges is typically Italian and dates back to the time of the Roman legionnaires. For my taste, the addition of the walnuts makes the dish, with their slightly bitter skins contrasting nicely with the sweetness of the orange and slightly licorice flavor of the fennel. I recommend the use of blood oranges if you can (adding to the attractiveness as well as the flavor), but regular oranges will work well, too. Cooking time is marination/cooling time in the refrigerator."
Serving Size: 1 (132 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This healthy, light and simple salad is very Italian. My family enjoyed the recipe, even my fennel hating husband ate it. I didn't have a lemon, so I used the juice of a lime for the dressing instead. I think that I will toast the walnuts the next time. Thanks for posting Minx."
"Light, refreshing and delightfully tasty! This was a hit at our table... no left-overs. Love the crunch of the walnuts. I made as written, without any alterations. I might add a couple slivers of red onion to this salad the next time I make it (if the kids aren't eating with us, that is). Great recipe."
"Loved the walnuts (I toasted them) and I strongly suggest marinating for 30-60 minutes, it makes all the difference. Thanks for posting."
"Excellent, both in terms of presentation and taste. I used a combination of blood and regular oranges and serveed on a bed of baby arugula and baby spinach leaves. The colors were fabulous. The taste of this is SO Italian -- simple ingredients treated simply so as to underscore and enhance their flavors. Thanks, Minx!"
"This is the first recipe from this site we haven't really liked. It looked good and had a nice crunch, but overall we thought the taste was bland. It needed something, but I'm not sure what."
"this was EXCELLENT. i used tangerine and grapefruit instead of orange, and i thought the grapefruit was really nice with it. i used the lemon too...and the walnuts. i served it that night, and then mixed it with other salads during the week. yummy and healthy!"
"What a wonderfully different salad and the dressing is so good. I used regular oranges and also halved this recipe since there are only the two of us. This will go into my keeper file, for sure. Thanks so much. I love your recipes."
"This is really a GREAT salad, I cut the recipe in half, Using 1 fennel bulb sliced very thin and then found out that I didn't have an orange :(, so I used a can of pink Grapefruit,Orange juice instead lemon and make the recipe which turned out YUMMY(marinating for 1 hour). DH & I both loved the flavors of the fennel & the contrasting sweetness of the grapefruit along with the walnuts.Thank you I will be making this again & again."