Fennel, red onion, orange salad

This is one of my favorite warm weather salads. Thinly shaved fennel paired with red onion, and balanced with orange segments…it’s crunchy, sweet and savory at the same time. You can certainly slice the fennel and onion thinly with a very sharp knife, but here is a better idea: using a mandolin. you’ll get those paper thin slices a lot easier.

Fennel, red onion, orange salad

1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly on the mandolin
1 small red onion, sliced thinly on the mandolin
2 oranges, one to carve out the segments, one for juicing
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon fennel fronds
salt and pepper, to taste

Make the salad
Add fennel, onion and orange segments in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine orange juice, olive oil, fennel fronds and salt and pepper, to taste. Add to the fennel mixture, and combine.

Treat yourself to a mandolin. they come in handy for this and other recipes.

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