Monday, April 6, 2009

Chef Chuck's Fennel Blood Orange Salad

Insalata di Finocchio


A popular vegetable in Italy, fennel contains an anise and licorice flavor. The texture is similar
to celery, and is high in vitamin C. The blood oranges have a crimson colored flesh, and a sweet taste. Great for a spring salad, quite refreshing.


Fennel Salad
1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
1 blood orange, sliced thin


Vinaigrette


1/4 cup blood orange juice
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper


In a bowl or on a plate combine fennel and orange. Mix together orange juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper and pour over salad.

16 comments:

  1. I love blood oranges, but am embarrassed to admit, have never tried fresh fennel. Where have I been?! Looks fabulous! ;-) Janet

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  2. Hi LaDue, You are the fastest in west!! Fennel is somewhat different, give it a try! Thank You

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  3. Simple, beautiful and tasty. I love orange and fennel together. Nicely done.

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  4. I'm so glad blood oranges are still around. I love the fennel combo and made that for Christmas eve, sprinkled with some dried cranberries too. another good one Chuck.

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  5. Hi Chow Chow Linda, That sounds very nice with cranberries! Thank You

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  6. Ciao ! I love this salad it's so refreshing and tasty !! Thanks for visiting !

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  7. What an elegant salad. I need to keep an eye out for some blood oranges!

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  8. Light & oh so tasty! I love this combo Chuck!

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  9. hi natalia, Glad you like, your welcome and Thank You !! Grazie!

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  10. Thanks Bridgett, I lucked out and fell upon these oranges!
    Enjoy:)

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  11. Hi YankeeSoaper, Your right it was!! Thank You

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  12. I've been eating Fennel salad a few times a week lately... we love it! haven't tried it with blood oranges though... just a simple olive oil, splash of vinigar and bit of lemon juice, salt&pepper. I'll have to give it try if I can still find the oranges. Thanks Chuck.

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  13. Hi Joe, The sweetness of the orange make it nice!
    Thank You.

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  14. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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  15. 您好,感谢您访问我的博客这么多!这是中国第一次,我喜欢它!享受:)

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