Meatless Monday & Giveaway: Fennel & Orange Salad


by Feb 28th, 2011 // Appetizers, Sides, Veggie Friendly

Meatless Monday & Giveaway: Fennel & Orange Salad

Every February when I was a kid, I eagerly awaited the arrival of a giant box of citrus fruits shipped to us from Florida where my grandparents wintered. Sure, it contained oranges, but I was most interested in the pink grapefruit. My mother would unearth the special grapefruit spoons, slice a giant grapefruit in half and delight in every sour bite. I too would dig in puckering my way through secretly hating it but loving the shared tradition with my mommy.

Amazingly, all those years of choking it down and I still haven’t developed a taste for grapefruit. Never the less, I found myself at Whole Foods this week looking longingly at what I thought was a sliced open pink grapefruit… until I realized it was actually an orange with a tag that read “Pink is the new orange.”

Pink navel oranges!!! I immediately started filling my cart having no idea what I’d do with them. I just knew I had to have them. My kid, however, knew exactly what he wanted to do with them. I must say, they weathered his juggling very well.

After paging through a few different cookbooks, I found an amazing looking citrus salad in The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook. The cookbook came to me via a friend of friend who actually works at America’s Test Kitchen. (Jealous!)

After much success with this salad, I made a few more Healthy Family Cookbook inspired recipes. So far, everything has been deelish. So yummy that I asked for an extra copy of the book to give away.

We’ll start with our first Healthy Family Cookbook inspired recipe on on 2/27. We’ll post new recipes through 3/6. All you have to do is comment on one of our Healthy Family Cookbook inspired recipes to be entered to win the book.

If you want more chances to win. Show us how much you want it. Come back each day and enter another comment. (Only one comment per recipe please.) For even more chances friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @cookingwithkid. Don’t forget to let us know you’ve added or followed. The giveaway will close at 11:59 on 3/6 and the winner will be selected at random from all the comments received.

Fine print: This giveaway is intended for play in the United States. Giveaway must be shipped to a valid address within the 50 United States. Void where prohibited by law.

Now for the recipe…

Fennel, Orange & Olive Salad
adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook

Prep Time: 8 mins

5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 oranges, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 fennel bulb, tops discarded, halved + sliced thin
1/4 pitted black olives, sliced
3 tablespoons fresh mint, minced
salt and pepper

Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Spread the fennel out on a platter. Top with orange slices and then sprinkle with mint and olives. Drizzle dressing over entire salad. Serve immediately or store in fridge for up to 1 day. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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5 Comments on “Meatless Monday & Giveaway: Fennel & Orange Salad”

  1. 1.) Cecilia
    February 28th, 2011

    This looks delicious!

  2. 2.) Becky S
    February 28th, 2011

    I’ve never seen Pink Oranges, I’ll have to keep an eye out. This looks yummy!

  3. 3.) stephanie
    March 1st, 2011

    I am always looking for new recipes! thanks for posting

  4. 4.) Trifle Recipe
    October 23rd, 2011

    This is exactly what I’m hungry for today! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5.) Annabella
    October 3rd, 2012

    Just found your blog and realize there is way too much to look at so I will definitely be back. This recipe caught my eye until I decided that I didn’t know how to cut up fennel or “tops discarded”….didn’t know they even had tops. Excited to learn more about fennel.

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