Spring Salad with Fennel and Orange


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!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings



  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mixed salad greens

  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced

  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup slivered almonds

  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 282mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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