You guys, we’re about to have one of those do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do moments. I know. I’m the worst. Please accept my apologies in advance. You see, I made this insanely delicious Fennel and Clementine Salad as my dish to pass for Christmas Day. Everyone pretty much lost their minds over it, in the best way possible. And I knew right away that I had to share it with you guys. So I grabbed more of the fixings, took some photos and then ate it all week for lunches (#noregrets!).
This all sounds great so far, right? Yeah, sure. Except it came time to edit the photos and I realized that I failed to add the fennel to the salad that I photographed! I’m totally embarrassed; I mean, can you imagine what would happen if my head wasn’t attached? I’m going to chalk this one up to pregnancy brain at it’s finest. Bubbles is obviously eating all my brain cells (not possible? It is now!).
So, yeah. This is awkward. I know I need to retake these photos because the fennel is such a delicious addition to the salad. But I need a minute. Between the exhaustion and discomfort of my current physical state and the fact that I’ve been eating this delicious salad every day for a week, I’m going to wait a minute before retaking the photo. So accept my apologies in advance!
But, in happier news, this is such a delicious and easy salad to assemble. The ingredients all play deliciously off of each other and in the interest of keeping it simple, I even bought a packaged dressing, Girard’s Champagne Vinaigrette- it’s so darn amazing! You can get it here (This is not an affiliate link- it’s available on Amazon but for quadruple the price which seems silly. I personally found it at my local Wegmans). You can also make your own dressing. I’d imagine that white balsamic would taste fantastic with this flavor combo, or even a lemon juice and olive oil dressing if you want to keep it super simple.
So here I am, asking you to do as I say and not as I do and make this salad with the fennel! Seriously, go make it right now! I promise, you won’t regret it!
Fennel and Clementine Salad
Source: The Life Jolie
- Mixed baby greens
- Clementines, peeled and halved
- Fennel, cleaned and sliced thin
- Whole hearts of palm, cut into bite-size pieces
- Black olives
- Crumbly blue cheese
- Girard’s Champagne Vinaigrette, or the dressing of your choice
- Fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix all vegetables in a large bowl.
Toss with a light amount of dressing (less is more, so start with less- you could always add more!).
Add some fresh ground pepper and dive in!
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