As the weather starts to warm up, it’s the perfect time to jazz up your salad game. And what better way to do that than with the refreshing combination of fennel and orange? This salad is more than just a side dish, it’s a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds singing.
First things first, let’s talk about the star ingredients. Fennel is a crunchy, slightly sweet vegetable that has a subtle licorice flavor. It’s packed with fiber, vitamin C, and other essential nutrients. Oranges, on the other hand, are juicy and tangy, bursting with vitamin C and antioxidants. This duo is a match made in heaven.
To bring these ingredients together, we’re using a simple yet flavorful dressing made from olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard. Trust us, this dressing will take your salad to the next level.
But before we get to the dressing, let’s talk about the base of our salad. We recommend using a mix of greens like arugula, spinach, and lettuce to create a variety of textures. Top that with some thinly sliced fennel, orange segments, and finally, some crushed pistachios for a bit of crunch.
Now for the fun part, let’s assemble the salad. In your blog post, include the following:
Fennel Orange Salad with Pistachios
- 5 cups mixed greens
- 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
- 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Combine the greens, fennel, oranges, and pistachios in a large salad bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.
One bite of this salad, and you’ll understand why fennel and orange are such a dynamic duo. The combination of flavors and textures is out of this world. Plus, with all the health benefits that these ingredients bring to the table, you can feel good about indulging in this delicious salad.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get cooking. This salad is sure to become a staple in your summertime menu.