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Mandarin Orange Salad with Fennel and Radicchio

Mandarin Orange Salad with Fennel and Radicchio

The following recipe and photography were provided by our partner, Yoko Segawa of Yoko’s Kitchen.

There’s no better way to celebrate citrus season than with a salad!

I love eating mandarin oranges between meals because they’re sweet to taste and easy to peel, so why not promote them from a simple snack to a delicioius main meal?

Mandarin Orange Salad with Fennel and Radicchio

That’s the idea behind this citrus salad! Complimented by the sweet anise flavor of fennel and the bitter bite of radicchio, the flavor of each forkful is so complex and delicious, you’d never guess it was made up of only four ingredients. Now, mandarins are my favorite kind of citrus, but you can easily substitute for any kind of clementine or tangerine. The choice is yours, but the result is guaranteed to be delicious.

Finished with a lemony-orange vinaigrette, this simple salad will ignite your taste buds after a long winter!

Mandarin Orange Salad with Fennel and Radicchio

Mandarin Orange Salad with Fennel and Radicchio

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • ½ head radicchio, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced and fronds reserved for topping
  • 10-12 fresh mint leaves

For the Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup fresh mandarin orange juice, about 2 oranges
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Heinen's extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp. Heinen’s Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. Heinen’s garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Heinen’s ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak the radicchio in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Drain well. Spin or pat dry.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place the mandarin oranges, fennel fronds and radicchio.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss.
  5. Divide the dressed salad among serving plates and top with the fresh mint leaves and reserved fennel fronds.

Mandarin Orange Salad with Fennel and Radicchio

Yoko Segawa

By Yoko Segawa

Yoko Segawa is a published cookbook author, recipe developer, and food photographer who is passionate about plant-based cooking that everyone can enjoy. She shares tips for healthy cooking and beautifully styled, vibrant recipes on her Instagram page and YouTube channel: Yoko’s Kitchen.

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