This beautiful, yet simple salad is a cut above the ordinary—stunning with its range of colors and flavors. Orange, beet and arugula are a classic combination, and the fennel seed adds a pleasant crunch and hint of licorice flavor. If you don’t enjoy the taste of fennel, substitute a sprinkling of toasted walnuts.
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Kale Salad with Carrot, Orange, Pomegranate and Citrus-Tahini Dressing
Kale salads are all the rage these days—packed with uber-healthy, raw nutrients. Still, some diners remain on the fence, given the leaf’s chewy texture. Kale lovers know a few tricks to soften things up and win the skeptics over. A few fruity additions are sure to help.
Fennel and Spinach Salad with Orange and Olives
Fennel and orange are magical together. Toss in some fresh spinach, feta and olives. You’re set. If you’re not a huge fan of raw fennel, no matter. Add half of a bulb instead of a whole one and increase the amount of spinach. Either way is a winning combination.
Winter Panzanella with Beets, Orange and Fresh Herbs
In summer months one of our favorite salads is an Italian bread cube and tomato-studded masterpiece, called Panzanella. It’s made with day-old bread that’s firm and crisp, and soaks up the juicy tomato goodness creating a sweet and crunchy-soft bite. In this winter version, orange takes the place of the tomato, creating a different sort of sweet that’s every bit as good, if not traditional. We toss in some of the season’s favorite partners as well — roasted beets, crisp romaine lettuce and fresh herbs like parsley, arugula and cilantro. Continue reading
A vitamin-laden cupful — kale and lettuce offer vibrant green color as well as bright, fresh flavor. You can vary the fruit — add an apple, pear, or even fresh pineapple. Try tangerines instead of oranges. Purée in the blender for a thick fiber-rich pour or toss into a fruit and vegetable juicer for a smoother drink. The optional ginger offers a tropical, sweet-spicy boost that compliments the mango. You can vary the green as you like — a touch of arugula lends a peppery kick, spinach offers a more delicate texture and deeper green hue. Continue reading