Insalata di finocchi e arance Fennel and Orange Salad

Insalata di finocchi e arance Fennel and Orange Salad
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Fennel and Orange Salad
Al Tiramisu

Fennel and Orange Salad

A Fennel and Orange Salad Recipe prepared by Chef Luigi Diotaiuti of Al Tiramisu restaurant in Washington D.C.

"This simple, refreshing salad has been on the Al Tiramisu menu since I first created this version many years ago. It’s a perennial hit with my guests who invariably ask me for the recipe. Many home cooks seem mystified by fennel’s unusual appearance and for them I offer tips, below, for dealing with fennel. Serve this salad at the end of the meal because, as our ancestors knew, fennel has properties that help the body with digestion." — Chef Luigi Diotaiuti

 

4
Servings
144
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 fresh bulbs of fennel, approximately 11-ounces each, stalks and fronds removed
  • 2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments
  • 4 black olives, pitted
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk the olive oil and lemon juice with a little bit of salt to form a creamy vinaigrette.

Using a mandolin, or a sharp knife, slice the fennel into thin, paper-like pieces. Add fennel slices to the vinaigrette and mix well to incorporate.

Divide the fennel onto four salad plates.

 

Fennel Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Fennel Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
12%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
83µg
9%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.8%
Vitamin C
56mg
94%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
102µg
100%
Calcium
106mg
11%
Fiber
7g
26%
Folate (food)
63µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
34mg
8%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
88mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
772mg
22%
Sodium
554mg
23%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.5%