Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

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Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

This colorful salad offers a symphony of flavors and textures. Savory black olives, sweet orange slices and crisp, licorice-flavored fennel balance the slightly bitter tastes of chicory, radicchio and Belgian endive.

Serves 8

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 medium navel or Valencia oranges
  • 10 cups mixed lettuces, (3 small heads), such as chicory, radicchio and leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 heads Belgian endive, sliced
  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed and sliced

Cooking Directions

Step 1

To prepare vinaigrette: Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil. Stir in olives and parsley.

Step 2

To prepare salad: Using a sharp knife, remove peel and white pith from oranges. Quarter the oranges; slice pieces crosswise.

Step 3

Just before serving, combine lettuces, endive, fennel and the orange slices in a large bowl. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to coat well.


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