Orange Beet Fennel Salad

This Orange Beet Fennel Salad is healthy, delicious, and has a beautiful presentation to serve at a luncheon or dinner party!

Orange Beet Fennel Salad

Friends, I visited with a couple of my favorite friends in town yesterday after I had Jury Duty, and this little text message exchange later that day warmed my heart. I’m always inspired when I walk away from my visits with these ladies …

Orange Beet Fennel Salad

You see, we had this sweet little conversation about doing what you love in life. Never stop living or loving or blessing others!

Crocus

Crocus & Daffodils

When I see the daffodils and crocuses coming up in my yard, I can’t help but think of new life, and that spring and Easter are right around the corner.

Crocus

There’s really no excuse for staying in the doldrums of winter, is there? I realize that I’m in Oregon … but spring is coming!

Daffodils

We’ve been given so much!

Orange Beet Fennel Salad

Orange Beet Fennel Salad

So back to spring. I love this springy, beautiful salad with 2 of my favorite vegetables, beets and fennel.

Start with either shaved or chopped fennel (mm-m-m, I can smell it just writing about it), red onions, salt and pepper.

Orange Beet Fennel Salad

Top it off with fresh Cara Cara oranges and cooked beets. I buy Trader Joe’s Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets because they are so delicious and easy to use in recipes.

The salad’s not only gorgeous, but every bite is pure delight.

Enjoy, my friends!

More Fennel Salad recipes:

Citrus Fennel Avocado Salad {Foodie Crush}

Fennel and Celery Salad {Mark Bittman}

Shaved Fennel and Arugula Salad {Aggie’s Kitchen}
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Orange Beet Fennel Salad

Orange Beet Fennel Salad

This Orange Beet Fennel Salad is healthy, delicious, and has a beautiful presentation to serve at a luncheon or dinner party! Adapted from Epicurious.

Ingredients:

  • 3 small red beets, cooked (I buy Trader Joe’s Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets)
  • 2-3 Cara Cara oranges
  • 3-4 cups fennel, chopped (2 large bulbs)
  • 1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced on a mandoline (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Good-quality extra-virgin olive
  • Coarse sea salt, such as fleur de sel (I buy this at Trader Joe’s)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. Place the fennel on a large tray. Layer the sliced onion on top. Drizzle with olive oil; salt and pepper.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut all peel and white pith from all oranges; discard and slice the oranges. Save 1/2  of 1 orange and squeeze juice from membranes into bowl, along with lime juice.
  3. Slice 2 beets crosswise into thin rounds. Layer beets and oranges on top of the fennel, dividing evenly.
  4. Spoon reserved citrus juices over, then drizzle salad generously with more oil. Season to taste with coarse sea salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish salad with cilantro leaves; serve!

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Orange Beet Fennel Salad

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