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Fennel Orange Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

You'll need just a few ingredients to fix this fresh-tasting salad. The combination of crisp fennel and juicy oranges is delightful. To reduce last-minutes prep, make it the day before you plan to serve it. —Nina Hall of Citrus Heights, California

Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb with fronds (about 3/4 pound)
  • 4 medium orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pomegranate seeds, optional

Directions

  1. Finely chop enough fennel fronds to measure 1/4 cup; set aside. Cut fennel bulb in half lengthwise; remove and discard the tough outer layer, fennel core and any green stalks. Cut widthwise into thin slices and measure 3 cups; place in a large bowl. Add orange sections.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the orange juice, oil, orange zest, salt and pepper; shake well. Pour over fennel and oranges; toss gently. Sprinkle with reserved fronds.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 143 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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