A simple, refreshing, savory-sweet salad. Thinly sliced fennel is tossed with apple, orange, herbs and an orange- Dijon vinaigrette. Would pair beautifully with grilled fish or roasted, herb chicken and a crisp white wine such as a Sancerre.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss fennel, apple, clementine segments, kalamata olives, and Swiss chard together in a large bowl.

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  • Scatter basil and parsley atop fennel salad.

  • Whisk lemon juice, orange juice, Dijon mustard, celery seed, oregano, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • Slowly drizzle olive oil into lemon juice mixture while whisking vigorously to combine dressing.

  • Pour dressing over salad; toss to combine.

Cook's Note:

If desired, thinly sliced red onion can be added to salad for a bit more bite.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 18.1g; fat 16.7g; sodium 365.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2012
I was shocked at how much I loved this salad. The ingredients are an odd combination but they go together really well. Both savory and sweet fresh and flavorful. I was able to use all the greens from my garden. Though I did make a couple minor substitutions - I used beet greens instead of chard because that's what I had growing. And I used a regular orange instead of a clementine omitting the orange juice in the dressing. Finally I used celery salt instead of celery seed and salt separately. The biggest surprise was how great the olives interacted with the rest of the ingredients. Fabulous! Each of the four servings this makes is pretty large. Add a hunk of meat fish or a bean patty and you have a great summer meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2013
We felt this salad was okay but really needed the balance from the smoked sausage I served with it. We don't eat fennel much so maybe that was it. My husband said it wasn't too horrifying to eat. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2012
I was shocked at how much I loved this salad. The ingredients are an odd combination but they go together really well. Both savory and sweet fresh and flavorful. I was able to use all the greens from my garden. Though I did make a couple minor substitutions - I used beet greens instead of chard because that's what I had growing. And I used a regular orange instead of a clementine omitting the orange juice in the dressing. Finally I used celery salt instead of celery seed and salt separately. The biggest surprise was how great the olives interacted with the rest of the ingredients. Fabulous! Each of the four servings this makes is pretty large. Add a hunk of meat fish or a bean patty and you have a great summer meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2012
This salad was amazing!!! It was perfect just the way it was written and I wouldn't change a thing. The dressing was the perfect compliment to it. Thanks for sharing...:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2012
This was one of the best salads I've ever had. I made it exactly as written and it was perfect. The flavors are so unique! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2013
We felt this salad was okay but really needed the balance from the smoked sausage I served with it. We don't eat fennel much so maybe that was it. My husband said it wasn't too horrifying to eat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
Good light taste and a great presentation. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2013
I made the salad according to the directions but my husband and I just could not finish it. We are more of a spinach salad with blue cheese and candied pecans type of family and unfortunately this was just too far out of our comfort zone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2016
Well I've had this recipe saved for some time & finally decided to make it for dinner tonight. I followed the recipe as is but after reading the reviews I too found the dressing rather sharp & thought perhaps a pinch of sugar would help. Well everyone including my 3 young children gobbled it all up! What an odd yet beautiful blend of flavours. This is going into my black book of recipes. Many thanks. Evie Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2012
I had to make this because the ingredient list was so crazy and the reviews so good. I thought it must be one of those recipes that don't seem like they can possibly work but do. It works okay but for me it is as weird as the ingredient list seems like it would be. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
Made as written and the family liked it. I thought the dressing was a little too sharp with the lemon juice and the olives did not compliment the salad. Next time I will make the following changes. Use only orange juice - no lemon and omit olives. Read More