Simply Healthy Family: Simple Arugula, Fennel and Leek Salad with Citrus #sundaysupper

21.2.16

Simple Arugula, Fennel and Leek Salad with Citrus #sundaysupper




Only a few key ingredients are needed in this unfussy winter salad. Peppery arugula, baby spinach, the mild licorice flavor of fennel and leeks pair amazingly with sweet and juicy citrus. 







This salad is an ode to the end of winter and all of the wonderful, earthy flavors of winter produce you may have not thought about before. Fennel has a ton of flavor and adds a perfect crunch to any salad, it's not just for pizza! Leeks are such a delicate way to incorporate a mild garlicky-onion flavor to this earthy salad, their not just for sautéing and adding to my favorite Potato-Leek Soup.
No need for a dressing on this salad either! Bright, sweet and juicy tangelos and a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil along with some freshly ground black pepper is all this salad needs!






This simple, unfussy salad is a wonderful complement to grilled fish or chicken.










Chop the fronds (top green parts) off of the fennel and save for adding to stock, stew or salads.
Thinly slice the white bulb against the grain as pictured below.




If you cut with the grain it will fall apart, no big deal, aesthetics really.






Simple Arugula, Fennel and Leek Salad with Citrus






TIME        5 MINUTES            SERVES        4 


YOU WILL NEED

1 small bulb of fennel
1 leek
2 medium size tangelo's, grapefruit or your favorite citrus
2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Cut the fronds (green parts) off of the fennel bulb and save for a later use. Trim the dark green parts from the leek and save for freezer stock. Thinly slice the white part of the fennel bulb, against the grain. Thinly slice the white part of the leek and rinse under cool water to remove any dirt. Pat dry.
Remove the citrus rind and slice into bite size pieces. Toss it all together with the evoo and add freshly cracked black pepper to taste. 










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9 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous salad! I love raw fennel paired with citrus!

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  2. Hi Gwen, this is such a beautiful salad, love fresh fennel. hasn't the weather been great, I live here in Phoenix.

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  3. So fresh and good for you!

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  4. Simple salads are often the best kind! I bet the flavors really shine in this salad and I'd love to dig right in!

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  5. Fennel and oranges are one of my favorite combinations. This salad is so elegant!

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  6. Simple and fresh. Looks delicious!

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  7. This salad looks delicious, Fresh raw foods are generally both healthier and tastier, Its Quick and easy to make.

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  8. What a simple, yet refreshing blend of ingredients. I've had fresh fennel only a handful of times, but I've loved the flavor. This salad looks quick and easy to make!

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