Orange Avocado & Fennel Salad

Orange avocado & fennel salad is a dish celebrating seasonal veggies and fruits. Fennel has unique aromatic flavour similar to liquorice. I love the colours and shapes of the ingredients.  Note, the secret of this salad is that all the veggies has to be sliced very thin. Also, I think that next time I will add some pistachios to give earthiness to this amazing salad. Don’t be afraid to experiment and go with your instincts!

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Ingredients

Yields ~ 4 servings (side dish)
  • 6 oranges (different variaties, e.g. novel, blood etc)
  • ½ fennel bulb, very thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ½ shallot, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • reserved fennel fronds
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Directions

  1. Slice the peels off of the oranges and place in a bowl or on a serving plate. Layer with thinly slivered fennel slices. Add avocado slices and shallot slivers.
  2. In a small bowl, slowly whisk the olive oil into the champagne vinegar until emulsified. Add the honey and whisk to mix. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad and season with more kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Top with reserved fennel fronds and mint leaves.

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Recipe adopted from Foodie crush.

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