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Fennel, Orange & Blue Cheese Salad

 I have returned from California and just in time, my husband was starting to whither away to nothing!! He actually said “I ate once at Jerry’s house” So I need to remember to pre make meals and put them in the fridge.Fennel Orange & Blue Cheese Salad YUM!

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 fennel bulb (if you have more then 2 or 3 people add more)
2 large oranges
zest from one of the oranges
1/2 C Blue Cheese (less or more if you want)
3 Scallions/green onions
2 Tbls Olive oil
salt
fresh ground pepper
2 Tbls Citrus Vinaigrette (optional)
a mandolin or a very sharp knife

WHAT YOU DO:
Using the Mandolin & a safety glove (I don’t care how comfortable you are in the kitchen the Mandolin is scary) slice the Fennel Bulb thinly and put in a bowl KEEP THE FRONDS FOR GARNISH & remember to remove the core of the bulb
zest one orange and add to fennel
Remove the segments from the oranges (see photos, it is important to make sure and not have any pith from the orange it is bitter and ugly) then add to fennel, squeeze any juice left in the orange peel you have cut off and use for dressing
Crumble about a 1/2 cup of blue cheese and add to fennel
Chop 3 scallions and add, most people like red onion in a fennel salad I think it is too strong so you decide
add salt & fresh ground pepper and drizzle with the orange juice, and a few Tbls olive oil & orange juice or drizzle with a few Tbls Citrus Vinaigrette ( I had some made but it is good without too)
 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Assia
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 17:52:20

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  2. Chris
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 13:35:57

    This recipe looks great. Have you tried it with blood oranges? I am writing up a recipe for Sicilian orange salad next week. You should check it out!
    -Chris

    Reply

    • foodashion
      Feb 18, 2012 @ 14:08:20

      I was going to use the blood oranges but the ones we had were soooo tart I decided to make the citrus vinaigrette out of them and it came out really pretty very pink! I will be watching for the scallion oranges salad yum!
      Thank you for stopping by
      Tasha

      Reply

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