The gorgeous colors of green, bright orange, purple, white, and red make this delicious salad so enticing! The combination of the sweet citrus taste with the tangy salad dressing is always a big hit with all of my guests!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together the sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, basil, and olive oil in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves; set aside. Toss the salad greens, sliced fennel, orange, onion, almonds, and cranberries in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

158.3 calories; 2.5 g protein; 19.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 18.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I made this salad especially for my husband - I am not a huge fan of fennel or raw onion but he is. He is rating it 5 stars - yes he understands the system.:) In my hurry to get through the grocery store I accidentally grabbed dried cherries instead of cranberries - so I used them and they worked fine with this (although quite a bit more expensive I noticed later so feel free to stick with cranberries). Thanks for the recipe - he would like to have it again soon!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
This was ok but not my favorite salad. Read More
(5)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I made this salad especially for my husband - I am not a huge fan of fennel or raw onion but he is. He is rating it 5 stars - yes he understands the system.:) In my hurry to get through the grocery store I accidentally grabbed dried cherries instead of cranberries - so I used them and they worked fine with this (although quite a bit more expensive I noticed later so feel free to stick with cranberries). Thanks for the recipe - he would like to have it again soon!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
Awesome! I have never used raw fennel and I am not a licorice fan. The flavors blend nicely together and the fennel and red onion blend very nicely not strong like I thought they would be. The orange I cut the peel off and sliced crosswise then halved. Great flavor addition to the salad. Dressing was very nice used dried basil about a tsp. MIL raved over the dressing and hubby didn't even mind fruit in his salad. Light refreshing salad. Thanks Chef4Six it's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
I love this salad. Recently I have been adding some freshly minced garlic to the dressing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2010
What a great flavor fennel has! This is a great combination of flavors for something different and refreshing. Sweet citrus licorice-hint taste- not overwhelming just right. Quick recipe. Oh--I did use green onion instead of red onion (out). Milder perhaps than red onion...I think the vinegar would tone down the red onions strong flavor...and blend in very well too. Thank you for this colorful and creative recipe. For a meal...add grilled chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
Great salad-beautiful combination of colors and flavors. I was too lazy to peel and section an orange so I used a can of mandarin oranges instead. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2011
OMG this was sooooo good! I would eat this every day. Even all 3 of my kids liked this:) Only difference was I used sugar substitute to healthify more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
This was great! I added a splash of fresh orange juice to the dressing - YUM. The 14 year old grandson screeched at the fennel till I assured him it wasn't an onion and then ate three helpings oblivious to the red onion that was in the salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2012
We enjoyed this salad; I didn't have basil for the dressing and didn't want to use that much sugar so after adding probably about 2 TBSP sugar I added some fig-balsamic vinegar to sweeten it. I also added a little more extra virgin olive oil. Tasty. For the salad I really liked the mixture of orange fennel red onion and cranberries! Didn't have almonds so left those out. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
This was ok but not my favorite salad. Read More
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