Orange and Fennel Salad

Juicy, sweet oranges add a burst of freshness and marry well with spicy and nutty fennel. With complementing ingredients like feta, fresh salad greens and onions, this salad is a sensational addition to a great meal.

It is sweet, salty, zesty and nutty all at once.

Ingredients

  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/2 a bulb of Fennel
  • 2 cups Salad greens
  • 1 Onion
  • 50 gm Feta
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Chilli lime pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • Salt and pepper – To taste

Directions

  1. Peel and slice onions thinly.
  2. Trim the bottom and leafy bits from the fennel bulb.
  3. Chop ½ a bulb of fennel in anyway you like them. I like them thinly sliced.
  4. Zest about 1 teaspoon worth of orange.
  5. Cut the skin from the oranges. Deseed them and cut them into tiny segments.
  6. Reserve ½ an orange and extract the juice from it.
  7. In a small cup add the extracted orange juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Give it a good mix. Keep aside.
    In a large salad bowl, add the salad greens.
  8. To it, add the segmented oranges, sliced onions, sliced fennel and orange zest.
  9. Drizzle some of the dressing that is prepared.
  10. Toss the salad well to combine all the ingredients.
  11. Sprinkle crumbed feta and some of the chilli lime pumpkin seeds.
  12. Serve fresh.

Tips:

  1. Add/omit ingredients depending on your preference.
  2. You could also add some chopped walnuts or almonds.
  3. You could make another dressing of your choice if you do not prefer the orange dressing.

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