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Refreshing Italian Fennel Citrus Salad

This wonderful refreshing Italian Fennel Citrus Salad will help you take a step in the right direction towards healthy eating.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fennel citrus salad, Italian fennel salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 197kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb, large (or 2 small) trimmed
  • 2 oranges peeled and segmented
  • 1 grapefruit peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • fennel fronds for garnish

DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • citrus juice drippings from slicing the fruit
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the fennel bulb. Remove outer layer if it does not appear fresh.
  • Thinly slice the fennel, using a mandolin or a very sharp knife.
  • Place in a bowl.
  • Add oranges and grapefruit segments.
  • Toss together.

DRESSING

  • Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a jar. Cover and shake well.
  • Drizzle over salad and toss.
  • Top with pomegranate seeds and nuts.
  • Garnish with fennel fronds (if desired).
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Some variations:
This salad can be served on a bed of baby greens or in a Boston lettuce cup.
If you're not a fan of the grapefruit's bitterness, try swapping it out for a fruit with more of a tart flavor, like cranberries.
This salad can be topped off with your favorite soft cheese as well, such as ricotta or cottage cheese.
Try experimenting with any other ingredients you can think of. Some suggestions: avocados, different nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, etc.), or beets.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 43.5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.8mg