Fennel and Orange Salad

ingredients

¼ cup hazelnuts or walnuts

1 medium/large fennel bulb, leaves and stems trimmed off

Salt and Pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

2 oranges or grapefruits

1 small shallot or spring onion, cut into thin slices

10 mint leaves

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

instructions

Toast the nuts in a skillet over medium heat, then let them cool.  Coarsely chop the nuts and set them aside.

Cut off and discard the bottom ½ inch of the fennel (the root).  Slice the rest of the fennel as thinly as you can.  If you have a mandolin, this is the time to use it!  Toss the strips in a serving bowl with salt and pepper and lemon juice. 

Trim all peal and pith from the oranges or grapefruits.  Holding the peeled fruit over the bowl containing the fennel, cut sections from the oranges and let them fall into the bowl.  Squeeze the remaining membrane over the bowl to sprinkle salad with remaining juice, and discard the membrane.  Add the shallots, mint, olive oil and nuts and toss gently. 

Recipe from Deb Perelman at smittenkitchen.com

meal or course
brunch, buffet, dinner, first course, lunch, salad, side
recipe type
quick + easy