Autumn Fennel & Orange Salad

Salads aren’t just for summer! Enjoy an Autumn inspired fennel & orange salad while snuggled in a sweater. Our Knife Skills series is sponsored by Cutco.

Salads aren't just for summer! Enjoy an Autumn inspired fennel & orange salad while snuggled in a sweater.

Perfect Autumn Salad

Don’t you hate when summer is over and it seems like all the fruits and veggies vanish into thin air? But just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you can’t have a light, fresh salad with seasonal ingredients.

Crunchy, licorice-like fennel and sweet, tangy oranges are a match made in produce heaven. We threw in dried figs, another seasonal favorite, plus toasted almonds for crunch. The vinaigrette couldn’t be easier and just serves to complement the flavors of the fruits and vegetables.

What Knife Skills Do I Need?

Break out those knife skills you learned when we taught you How To Slice Fennel and How To Supreme an Orange. You’re having a totally un-boring salad for lunch!

 

 

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Autumn Fennel & Orange Salad

Salads aren’t just for summer! Enjoy an Autumn inspired fennel & orange salad while snuggled in a sweater.

  • Author: Maria Siriano
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 fennel bulb, halved lengthwise, cored, and thinly sliced crosswise (learn how here)
  • 2 oranges, supremed (learn how here)
  • ¼ cup sliced dried figs
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. torn or chopped mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange juice, vinegar, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt or pepper if desired.
  2. Add the fennel slices, supremed oranges, and figs to the vinaigrette and toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with almonds and mint and serve.

 

Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Cutco. All opinions are ours and honest.
This post originally appeared in October 2016 and was revised and republished in March 2020.

Autumn Fennel & Orange Salad
Autumn Fennel & Orange Salad

Maria Siriano

Somewhere among the towers of batter-smeared mixing bowls, you'll find a flour-covered Maria making unique seasonal desserts for her blog, Sift and Whisk. Although she never quite got the hang of the clean-as-you-go technique, she has still managed to elevate her baking skills far beyond “add oil, water, and eggs.” She makes a killer pie, if she does say so herself.