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Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad

Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad

About 4 Servings

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Ingredients:

Dressing:

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp honey

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Salad:

5 oz. package of mixed lettuces (about 4 to 6 handfuls)

1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced

2 medium navel oranges, peeled and cut into quarters

¾ cup Kalamata olives, whole or pitted

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

 

Instructions:

To Prepare Dressing:  

In a small bowl combine all of the dressing ingredients.  Whisk until ingredients are well blended.  Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

 

To Prepare Salad:  

In a large bowl, toss the lettuce, fennel and orange slices with the dressing.  Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.  Serve fresh or chilled.

 

Preparation Tips:

To add flavor and color, try using other lettuces like arugula, radicchio or red leaf.

 

Also known as finocchio, fennel is a light, crunchy vegetable similar to celery, with a taste reminiscent of licorice. Fennel bulbs can be found in the vegetable section of your grocery store and is best during the spring and summer months.