This popular Sicilian salad is made with blood oranges when they are in season, but navel oranges work just as well. I like to bring the salad to the table with the layers intact and toss it at the table.
Love to Cook? Sign up for eletters today and get the latest from Fine Cooking plus special offers.
Serve this salad with roasted or grilled seafood.
I agree with a previous reviewer: more mint and more orange. I am familiar with raw fennel but my guests were positively surprised of the blends of taste. A success. I will make it again for sure.
I've made this many times, and find it a really nice change from lettuce and spinach salads. The winters are very grey here in Vancouver, and just when it seems like winter will never end, the blood oranges and other citruses are in the stores. This salad always cheers me up, its soft bright colours and zingy flavours bring a bit of Sicilian sun to the heart of Canadian winter. I made it tonight, and used regular Kalamata olives instead of dry-cured. The dry ones are almost too salty for my taste, but their inky black makes a great colour contrast to the salad's soft pastels. I forgot the mint, but scattered some fennel fronds on top and it was none the worse for it. Nice licorice-y basil would be nice too.
This is an unusual salad with a flavor profile that works really well with grilled fish or chicken, or even a roasted chicken in winter. Guests usually find it a delightful surprise. I've found that the ratio of orange to fennel is a little low in the recipe as written, and that it needs a good deal more mint, at least a tablespoon, and a tablespoon of Italian parsley. Also, the dressing brightens considerably with the addition of the orange juice collected when sectioning the oranges and a tablespoon or so of mirin (japanese rice vinegar). Now that I have learned the technique and combination I tend feel free to combine until I like the flavor.
In this episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking from San Luis Obispo county, California, Curtis jumps into the waters of Morro Bay Oyster Company, a hub for oyster farming…View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras
© 2017 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fine Cooking may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased through links on this site, including Amazon Associates and other affiliate advertising programs.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?