Clementine and Fennel Salad is light, fresh and delicious. It's seriously easy to throw together and special enough to serve for a holiday gathering.
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When I originally wrote this post, I was having one of those do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do moments. I know. I'm the worst. You see, I made this insanely delicious Fennel and Clementine Salad as my dish to pass for Christmas Day a few years ago. 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 lunch (#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, since I was pregnant at the time. Bubbles was obviously eating all my brain cells (not possible? It is now!).
So, yeah. It was awkward. I knew I needed to retake these photos because the fennel is a main component the salad. But I needed a minute. Between the exhaustion and discomfort of my pregnant state and the fact life took over, I waited a bit more than minute before retaking the photos. So please accept my apologies!
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 did and make this salad with the fennel! Seriously, go make it right now! I promise, you won't regret it!
Fennel and Clementine Salad
- cutting board
- chefs knife
- measuring cups
- salad bowl
- salad tongs
- 5 ounces Mixed baby greens
- 3 Clementine tangerines peeled and pieces broken up
- 1 bulb Fennel cleaned and sliced thin
- 14 ounce can Whole hearts of palm drained and cut into bite-size pieces
- 14 ounce can Black olives
- 3 Tablespoons Crumbly blue cheese
- ⅓ cup Girard's Champagne Vinaigrette or the dressing of your choice
- Fresh ground pepper to taste for garnish
- Mix all vegetables in a large bowl or plate.
- 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 serve immediately.
I also love this salad:
And another favorite salad is this one:
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