Preparing a Fennel Salad

From French to Italian cuisines, fennel salad is known to be one of the most delicious and nutritious appetizers for any meal. Even though the French are not so much of vegetable lovers as Italians are, fennel recipes are still included in the list of recipes they usually prepare.

Fennel can be prepared into different dishes but its extraordinary licorice taste really comes out when it is made into salad. When sliced into coleslaw or finely chopped, people are deceived by the new flavor the fennel salad gives out making them think that an additional ingredient is put into it. The fennel leaves and their crispy layers make very delicious salads. The delicate taste of this salad is enriched when mixed with citrus fruits like oranges.  

Here is an example of a delightful fennel salad with orange recipe highlighted with the bold savors of red onions and luscious oranges. This can be just the right side dish for fresh meat like grilled fish. It can also be prepared as an appetizer, which is most common for French. 

First step in preparing this orange and fennel salad is to cut off the base of the fennel bulbs from its leaves and keep the bulbs. Two inches is just enough for this. Remove all bruised and wilted outer bits. Make sure to wash the bulbs thoroughly. Slice the fennel bulb into half and remove the core. Slice the remaining part of the bulb into strips about 1/8 inches wide. After preparing the fennel, the oranges are next in line. You need two oranges peeled and cut into small chunks. Place the oranges and fennels in a salad bowl. Add thinly sliced red onions into the bowl and prepare the vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is a mixture of the orange juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper and not to forget, vinegar. Mix everything including the vinaigrette and fennel salad is good to go! 

Fennel is a versatile vegetable and can marry any flavor. There’s no harm in mixing the raw fennel bulbs with fresh apples and melon or smoked salmon and ham to make a new variety of fennel salad. 

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