Enjoy a refreshing Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad
Looking for something a little different in your salad? Try our Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad
I love salads but sometimes I want something a little different and this Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad is a lovely substitute for salads with lettuce. The fennel and almonds give it some crunch and flavor while the grapefruit gives a bit of refreshing tartness and top that with the cranberries and you have a salad bursting with flavor.
- 1 Fennel Bulb, large
- 1 jar or 1 large grapefruit Grapefruit sections, cleaned of pith & membrane, and sweetened
- ½ C Cranberries, dried
- ¼ C Almonds, sliced and toasted
- 2 Tbsp. Balsamic glaze
Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, cut the fennel in very thin slices. Put into a large bowl
Drain the grapefruit from the juice, reserving 1 tablespoon
In a small container, mix the cranberries in with ¼ to ½ Cup of boiling water to rehydrate for 5 minutes.
Arrange the grapefruit on top of the fennel in the salad bowl.
When cranberries have cooled down, arrange them on the salad and top with the sliced almonds.
Upon serving, combine the reserved 1 Tbsp. of grapefruit juice with the balsamic glaze, and drizzle the dressing over the salad, toss and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g
Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.
Here's what the fennel looks like when it's cut with the mandolin.Portion out the fennel, cranberry and grapefruit salad into smaller bowls and you've got either a great snack or starter to a meal. Now doesn't this Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad sound and look delicious? I really like it in the summer as it's just so refreshing but I will eat it any time of the year. This is why I mention using either a jar of grapefruit or fresh grapefruit depending on what you can find. Hopefully you won't have any troubles finding fennel!My family had not had a lot of fennel before so I didn't tell them what it was when I served this Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad. Low and behold it was an instant hit, that is amazing if you knew my picky eaters. You can put a different dressing on top but I think the balsamic glaze just ties all the flavors together. Now who is ready to try this Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad for themselves? You can also PIN so you can reference it later!If you try our Fennel, Cranberry and Grapefruit Salad let us know how you like it. Make sure to check out our Recipes section for more delicious ideas like this Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Recipe.