Fennel and Grapefruit Salad

Fennel and Grapefruit salad. A citrusy and delicious summer meal. I don’t know about you but I get tired of making the same old salads. I’m always looking for ways to jazz up an otherwise boring salad. Incorporating fruits is a great way to accomplish that. In this recipe some of my favorite ingredients are brought together to make an awesome summer dish.

The first time I ate fennel was when my father in law brought it out on a tray of antipasti during one of our memorable gatherings years ago. If you enjoy Sambuca like I do or licorice you shouldn’t have any problems liking fennel. Ever since then I’ve incorporated fennel into many of my dishes. 

I also love to add citrus fruits to my salads in the summer. I prefer grapefruits because I find that they add a nice balance of tartness and sweetness unlike a lemon or orange. The fresh juice is perfect for vinaigrettes and marinades as well. Arugula happens to be by far my most loved of all salad greens. Its crisp unique flavor is amazing and I almost always pair it with goat cheese or feta. The addition of walnuts heightens the texture factor in this dish and it’s a nice alternative to the usual almonds. 

On a side note, try to stay away from store bought salad dressings. Homemade dressing or vinaigrette is incredibly simpler to make than you think. I’ve included my basic recipe which you can modify to suit your personal taste. Just vary your choice of acids and oils to complement the salad you’re making. That’s it, simple.Super easy to make. Fennel and Grapefruit salad.

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  1. 07/18/2015 / 9:44 am

    It looks really good, however I’m not a fan of liquorish and I will only eat fennel if it’s been roasted so much that particular flavor is mostly diminished.

    Chic on the Cheap

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