You’ll want this refreshing citrus salad dressing drizzled over blood orange and fennel salad whenever you want a quick and easy meal. Serve it as a light main course for lunch or dinner. If you would rather, it can also be a nice side dish for your main meal.
When your dish has this much color, you know it’s healthy and your body will thank you. After all, you are what you eat. (Yes, it really is true).
Orange and fennel is a classic combination that creates a wonderfully distinct flavor in this fennel salad recipe. It is a zesty blend that will delight your senses.I gotta try this tasty Citrus Salad Dressing and Orange Fennel Salad Recipe! #healthyliving Click To Tweet
Let your blood orange and fennel have center stage on the plate and you may find that you do not need to add a green leafy lettuce to this dish. There is simply no need to complicate things when you are working with these two ingredients.
Whenever possible, mix together the citrus salad dressing ingredients in advance so that the flavors have time to meld together. This simple advance step can make a huge difference in flavor.
At first glance, the citrus salad dressing may seem like it has a lot of ingredients. Take a closer look and you will see that you just need one orange, one lemon and one lime along with a few other things. You’ll get the chance to play with your zester (really called a microplane but zester is more fun to say).
Whenever you are adding citrus zest to a recipe, be sure to wash the fruit thoroughly and pat dry. Zest each piece of fruit with a microplane and add the specified amount to the bowl. It is best to use organic fruits as most conventionally grown fruits will have pesticide residues on their skin. Though a good washing can help remove many of the pesticides, it’s never fool proof, and the only way to be confident in the quality of your fruit is to buy organic.
Note: While you are at it, continue zesting the entire fruit and freeze the excess amount in a plastic bag for future use. Another option is to collect the remaining juice from each piece of fruit and store in ice cube containers along with the leftover zest.
Here’s your printable Citrus Salad Dressing with Fennel Salad Recipe:
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