Spanish Salad of Oranges, Fennel, Red Onion, and Mint with Dressing
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
2 cups thinly sliced red onion (about 1 large)
3 large navel oranges (about 5 pounds)
3 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted and crushed
4 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Place thinly sliced red onion in a medium bowl; cover with ice water, and soak 15 minutes. Drain well.
Carefully remove rind and white pithy part of rind from oranges; discard rind and pith. Cut each orange in half vertically; remove white pithy core portion, and discard. Cut oranges crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, reserving about 1/3 cup juice for dressing.
Layer red onion, thinly sliced fennel, and orange evenly in a bowl or on a platter, and sprinkle with fresh mint leaves. Combine reserved juice, plain fat-free yogurt, juice concentrate, and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk to combine. Drizzle evenly over salad; serve immediately.
I made this salad as a part of our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. Here is the blog link - http://whistlestopcooking.blogspot.com/2011/02/cooking-light-heart-healty-red-food.html - The lightness of the mint, the cirtus, and fennel are flavors that blend beautifully. This is a great spring time salad. I served it with grilled salmon for a heart healthy meal. Y'all enjoy ~ Sandi
I made a lot of changes to this salad. The dressing was very good. I made the dressing as directed. I used mixed spring greens, green onion, mint, and oranges. The salad was very tasty and the dressing very light.
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