Winter Fennel and Citrus Salad

Fennel is an indigenous Mediterranean root and herb filled with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C. It is also filled with fiber to help lower cholesterol. This flavorful vegetable has a slight licorice taste that adds complexity to many different dishes.

Serving size

1 cup

Makes

4

Prep time: 15min
Cook time: -
Total: 15min

Ingredients

Dressing:

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon dill

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon honey

⅛ teaspoon black pepper, freshly grounded

 

Salad:

2 cups fennel, thinly sliced, hard bottom and roots removed

½ small (70g) red onion, thinly sliced

2 cups arugula

2 tablespoons dill, minced

1 medium (139g) orange

1 tablespoon hazelnuts, toasted (optional)

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 1 cup

Calories

134

Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrates

11 g

Sugar

-

Fiber

2 g

Protein

1 g

Sodium

26 mg

Calcium

53 mg

Phosphorus

35 mg

Potassium

296 mg

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients in a jar and close with lid tightly.
  2. Shake vigorously to mix well.
  3. For the salad, combine the fennel, onion, arugula, and dill into a shallow serving bowl. Stir to combine evenly.
  4. Peel the orange and slice from side to side to make thin citrus rounds. Add to the bowl and arrange attractively among the other ingredients.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss lightly, maintaining an attractive presentation of the citrus rounds.
  6. Serve the salad slightly chilled. Enjoy!
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

The orange can be substituted with mandarins or clementines or any other winter citrus.