I grew up eating fennel, but I've noticed it's not very common in the US. For all the fennel lovers like me, here is a delicious and good looking recipe. For the non fennel lovers, you can easily substitute celery.

Ms.P.
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; slowly add the olive oil while continuing to whisk.

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  • Place the arugula in the bottom of a salad bowl; scatter the orange segments, fennel slices, and olives over the arugula; drizzle the dressing over the salad to serve.

Nutrition Facts

143.3 calories; 2.1 g protein; 14.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 250.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Love this! I eliminated the olives and used dole canned mandarin oranges instead of the fresh ones. I also added some balsamic vinegar and a little juice from the canned oranges to the dressing... it was delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2011
I would have used canned mandarin oranges. The Navel oranges I used were not the flavor I wanted and I could not make the dressing work but I used unfair trade olive oil so... Advisory: when cutting a fennel bulb remove a wedge-shaped section of the core. If you don't the result is an octopus "head" and "tentacles" protruding from it. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
Love this! I eliminated the olives and used dole canned mandarin oranges instead of the fresh ones. I also added some balsamic vinegar and a little juice from the canned oranges to the dressing... it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2008
I also grew up eating this type of salad minus the arugula. I will try it with the arugula.....an elegant addition I'm sure. Try adding chili flakes and squeeze an orange into the dressing as well. This reminds me of Sicily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
What a delicious salad. Thanks for sharing! I have used fennel in a creamy potato soup recipe that I have and we love that one so decided to branch out with another fennel recipe. I made this salad last night when we had friends over. We paired the salad with To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo (also on this site) and they worked perfectly together - one rich and very creamy the other crunchy and sharp-sweet. I doubled the dressing recipe just to be sure I'd have enough. (I can always use up leftover dressing on other salads/steamed veggies.) I probably ended up adding a bit more lemon juice than the recipe calls for - just a matter of personal taste. I was worried the honey sweetness would be too much but not at all: it really works with the stronger arugula and fennel flavors. I used seedless clementine wedges instead of oranges just b/c that's what we had at the house. All-in-all a 5-star recipe. Tastes great looks so bright and colorful and it's an ideal way to break away from boring lettuce salads! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
Made it for the first time. Never had fennel before didn't even know what it looked like. LOVED IT! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/10/2011
I would have used canned mandarin oranges. The Navel oranges I used were not the flavor I wanted and I could not make the dressing work but I used unfair trade olive oil so... Advisory: when cutting a fennel bulb remove a wedge-shaped section of the core. If you don't the result is an octopus "head" and "tentacles" protruding from it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I decided I had to make a salad with fennel for some friends. I don't know; I just felt like using fennel. I found this recipe. I had never used fennel before nor arugula....and black olives with oranges? Well it works! The salad was delicious everybody loved it and I had no leftovers! Suggestioin: cut the fennel bulb into small-to-medium pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
I prepared this dish for the 4th of July. I used my garden grown arugula which made it extra special. I also substituted canned manderin oranges for fresh and added balsamic to the dressing. A great dressing to the best tasting greens ever. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2009
Fantastic combo of flavors! I could not have gotten my husband to eat Arugula in the past. He had seconds of this. My new favorite salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
Pretty salad easy to make nice flavor and texture blend. Read More
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