(More About Me). A fennel and blood orange salad is my winter go-to side dish, especially when the main course is either grilled fish or pork chops. Add to the fennel. Too pretty to be eaten Your recipes are always incredible Jessica! When choosing salad greens, I like a blend of tender baby kale and spinach, and red leaf lettuce. This fennel and blood orange salad recipe is healthy, delicious, and perfect for Wintertime. Jessica GavinPublished on February 20, 2017. In a large bowl, gently combine kale, spinach, lettuce, and mint. When I forget that I have a meal to prepare, though, this salad welcomes other ingredients and becomes a main. This occurrence is because oil is hydrophobic (does not like water) and water is hydrophilic (likes water), so they repel each other. Drizzle the salad with the desired amount of dressing and sprinkle with flaky sea salt and additional black pepper. Spring-inspired ingredients gives this blood orange fennel salad a pop of color! Force! Mix olive oil with salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over salads and garnish with reserved fennel fronds. Please read my disclosure policy. Top Tips for Making Fennel Salad: If you can’t find blood oranges or they aren’t in season, you can use regular oranges or grapefruit instead. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper; then whisk in oil. Some natural emulsifiers that I like to use in my cooking are egg yolks (for mayonnaise and hollandaise sauce), and honey or mustard for salad dressings. Looking forward too trying the salad. Wasted Kitchen Fennel & Blood Orange Salad by Mighty Fine Things Admin November 19, 2020. Do this over a bowl to … What I love most about this Beet Orange and Fennel Salad is how it can be made ahead, then used three different ways. Tag @jessica_gavin on Instagram. Thank you Lynn! Segment the blood oranges: Working with one orange at a time, use a sharp knife to slice top and bottom from fruit. My passion is creating recipes and sharing the science behind cooking to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. just went to orange for the first time recently (to eat waffle sandwiches at bruxie) but did not check out the farmer’s market. ; The best way to shave the fennel is with a mandolin.It will make the fennel very thin and the perfect consistency for the salad … You are the sweetest, your comments always make my day . An emulsifier is a molecule with one oil-friendly and one water-friendly end. Like the caprese (which I also love), the quality of this salad depends on top quality ingredients - the freshest of fennel, and the juiciest and most fragrant of blood oranges. Get my essential cooking techniques that I learned in culinary school. This allows the emulsifier to join the oil and water-based ingredients into an emulsion. As we ease into spring, it’s time to welcome new fruits and vegetables. peeled, segmented slices, juice squeezed and reserved from leftover pulp. Arrange fennel slices and orange segments on individual serving dishes. Peel oranges and remove the white pith as thoroughly as possible. Serve this salad alongside some Mackerel or Salmon or as a crisp lunchtime salad. Add the lemon juice and marinate for 30 minutes. We all know that oil and water do not mix. Clean fennel and cut into fine strips. Beautiful color! Asian Pear Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing. Honey is a natural emulsifier, helping the vinaigrette stay thickened and mixed a little longer. Avocado and walnuts add a nice creaminess to the salad. Slice end from fennel and remove shoots from top (reserve shoots). Untried by me; posted in response to a request for fennel recipes :-), Total Carbohydrate Healthy AND beautiful. Place the wedges in a mixing … The fennel is a perfect compliment to the sweetness of the oranges and cooling sensation from the mint. ?Thank you for another gorgeous dish Season with salt and pepper. This fennel and blood orange salad is something you probably would see at a New American restaurant for $18 — but you can make this at home for less than $5! This salad looks so refreshing! In a large bowl, gently combine kale, spinach, lettuce, and mint. In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon orange zest with fresh orange juice. I'd love to see how it turns out! head curly endive, leaves separated 1 (10-oz.) Cut out segments between the cell walls using a V-cut and set aside. Cut the fennel bulbs in half, and use a sharp knife to cut out the core. In this case, mixing with a whisk when gradually adding oil to the vinegar. Are they similar to grapefruits? The only downside is that this mixture is often semi-permanent and eventually the oil droplets will find each other and recombine. The crunchy vegetables, sweet oranges, licorice flavors, and delicious cheese makes for a light and healthy salad! Fresh greens combined with avocado, mint, radish, parmesan cheese and walnuts topped with a citrus vinaigrette. Roasting the fennel and radishes gives them a beautiful sweetness that contrasts perfectly with the citrus, nuts and cheese. Using these ingredients not only gives extra flavor but keeps my food emulsions together longer! Just a little bit of sliced radish provides a peppery note to each bite. Serve salad with vinaigrette. I'm a culinary school graduate, cookbook author, and a mom who loves croissants! Top with fennel, avocado, radish, blood orange, navel orange, walnuts, and parmesan cheese. They all have different nutrients to collectively provide fiber, iron, and vitamins like K and A, and antioxidants. Hi, I'm Jessica Gavin, a certified culinary scientist and author. Here’s a simple spring salad that is loaded up with beets, oranges, thinly sliced fennel bulb and fresh herbs. I added fresh mint for extra aromatics which gives a surprising burst of flavor. Slice end from fennel and remove shoots from top (reserve shoots). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Thank you so for much for the sweet compliment, I can’t wait to hear what you think! You could also use some wine vinegar in the dressing, or any juice you collect as you prepare the oranges. Filed under: Appetizers Christmas Fruit Gluten Free Healthy Recipes No-Cook Salads Thanksgiving Vegetables Vegetarian. When making homemade vinaigrette or dressings, it’s important to understand emulsions. Start the salad: In a medium bowl, combine fennel and endive. Try tossing with some watercress and toasted hazelnuts, or some pitted black olives. Wash and dry the lettuce. love your blog! Remove the skin of the oranges with a knife and gently cut out the segments. I’ve never try blood orange!! In a large bowl, combine lettuce, fennel, blood oranges, pecans, avocado, feta, and ½ of the vinaigrette and lightly toss. Arrange the blood orange slices on a plate and sprinkle the slices of roasted fennel around them. I’m a big fan of Bruxie too, my favorite is the green eggs and ham! For the citrus vinaigrette in this recipe, the juice from the blood orange, red wine vinegar, honey, shallots, and olive oil are combined by vigorously whisking. Working over a … Sometimes you need the right “friend” that can bring two opposing things together. Make the salad dressing by mixing the orange juice from half the orange, the lemon juice, an equal amount of olive oil and salt and freshly ground black pepper. Holding the oranges over a bowl to catch any juice, cut on either side of each segment, removing wedges of flesh but leaving the membranes. Must go on a hunt for blood oranges now . Fennels marry beautifully another seasonal ingredient, oranges, especially blood oranges. Salads aren’t just for summer & salads don’t have to be boring, Wasted Kitchen salads are full of flavour & goodness. 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