Fennel, Avocado and Orange Salad

May 11, 2010
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  • Serves 2 to 4 depending on how it is used
Author Notes

Can be a garnish, side or separate course all on its own —trl

What You'll Need
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 blood orange or 2 small tangerine (pixie, murcott, etc.)
  • good flake salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon quality finishing olive oil
  1. Microplane lemon and orange/tangerine peel. Save for later.
  2. Cut stalks off of fennel and reserve franz. Cut bulb in half through the root. Slice fennel thin (with a knife or mandoline).
  3. Cut peel off the blood orange or tangerines (whatever you are using) and segment. Save segments for later.
  4. Squeeze juice from what remains of the blood orange/tangerine into a bowl. Add sliced fennel, lemon juice, 3/4 tbsp olive oil, pinch of microplaned lemon and orange/tangerine peel, salt and pepper. Toss.
  5. Dice avocado flesh into large chunks. Place avocado on your serving vessel. Place fennel mixture on top of avocado. Add orange/tangerine segments. Top with salt and fennel franz. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 tbsp olive oil.

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