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Fennel Salad with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Fennel Salad with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

A sweet balsamic vinaigrette always pulls everything together in a delicious harmony of flavors. Raspberries are one of my very favorite fruits, so I'm always eager to find a new use for them. —Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, fennel and oranges. Divide salad green mixture among eight plates. Sprinkle with pistachios; drizzle with dressing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 240 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.