Spring Salad with Fennel and Orange


The gorgeous colors of green, bright orange, purple, white, and red make this delicious fennel salad recipe so enticing. The contrast of tart cranberries, sweet citrus, and tangy salad dressing is always a big hit with all of my guests.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins



  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mixed salad greens

  • 1 medium orange, peeled and broken into sections

  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced

  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup slivered almonds

  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. Make the dressing: Whisk together sugar, vinegar, oil, basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until sugar dissolves.

  2. Make the salad: Toss salad greens, orange sections, fennel, onion, almonds, and cranberries together in a large bowl.

  3. To serve, pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

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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