Fennel and Clementine Salad

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 Fennel and Clementine Salad Is really quick and easy to make. It's such an elegant salad and is always a hit at parties. This is definitely a keeper!

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!

This Fennel and Clementine Salad Is really quick and easy to make. It's such an elegant salad and is always a hit at parties. This is definitely a keeper!

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!

This Fennel and Clementine Salad Is really quick and easy to make. It's such an elegant salad and is always a hit at parties. This is definitely a keeper!

Fennel and Clementine Salad

Source: The Life Jolie

Ingredients:

  • 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!

Enjoy!

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    Scott
    January 11, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Since I’m not a huge fan of fennel to start with, I think I like it better without! So for me, the photo is perfect!
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      Jessy
      January 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      I’m glad to hear it 🙂

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    Krystal
    January 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Wow! I would have never thought about using fennel in a salad, but that looks great! Love clementines!

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      Jessy
      January 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Me too! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Tennille @ Two Kids And a Budget
    January 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    What a beautiful dish! I’ve never eaten fennel but am always up to try something new.
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      Jessy
      January 13, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Thank you- It took me a little while to like fennel because it has a bit of an black licorice flavor but it’s pretty subtle and has a lovely crunch (and the flavor of the fennel combines nicely with all the other ingredients). Enjoy!

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    Karen
    January 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I am slowly starting to enjoy fennel. I would use an olive oil, fresh lemon dressing to make it even healthier. Thanks for sharing on Let’s Get Real.
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      Jessy
      January 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Healthy is definitely a good thing!

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