Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is...

  • rich in fruit
  • rich in veggies
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Orange, Olive and Fennel Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette

This recipe serves: 
For the Salad:
2 large navel oranges, peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
2/3 large head fennel, sliced thinly, stalks and fronds removed
2/3 small sweet red onion, peeled and thinly sliced in rings
1/2 cup mixed olives, such as Nicoise, cracked green or Sicilian
For the Vinaigrette:
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped sun-dried cranberries
2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
4 teaspoons olive oil
4 teaspoons fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar (or to taste)
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped, fresh dill
honey to taste
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Instructions
For the salad:

1. Arrange the oranges, fennel and onions attractively on a plate (fennel should be upright, if possible). Scatter olives around and drizzle vinaigrette over.

For the vinaigrette:

1. Place 1 1/4 cups of cranberry juice in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil over high heat until liquid is reduced by half.

2. Separately, add the remaining 1/4 cup cranberry juice and the sun-dried cranberries and allow them to plump.

3. While the juice is reducing, sauté shallots in olive oil until soft, but not brown.

4. In a blender or food processor, puree the reduction and shallots until smooth.

5. Place the mixture in a bowl and whisk in remaining ingredients including the oil and softened cranberries. The vinaigrette can be stored, covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Serving Size: 1 cup salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 187
  • Carbohydrate
  • 34 g
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 309 mg