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Fennel, Parsley, & Radicchio Salad

Fennel Salad

Fennel & Parsley Salad – Clean & Delicious

The key to keeping salads fresh and exciting is to experiment with using different types of lettuce, veggies, dressings, and toppings.

This salad uses fennel, radicchio, and parsley as it’s base and is topped with some heart healthy walnuts and sweet golden raisins.  It’s far from boring and makes a super light and refreshing meal that’s perfect as the warmer weather rolls in.

I’ve been trying to a bit of extra cooking lately because I know that once the baby is born (4 more weeks to go!!) things will probably slow down for a while.  Did I tell you guys that we’re having a boy?  I’m pretty excited about – a girl and a boy – what more could a mama ask for!?

Anyhow, I served this salad along with some Walnut Crusted Salmon last week and I’ll be sure to share that recipe soon!

What are some of your favorite ways to dress up a salad?  How do you keep your salads fun, fresh, and delicious?!

Fennel, Parsley, & Radicchio Salad

Recipe slightly adapted from Eating Well Magazine.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 small bulbs of fennel, thinly sliced (About 3 cups)
  • 1 medium head of radicchio, torn into bite size pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups of parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts

Directions:

In a large serving bowl combine fennel, radicchio and parsley.

In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice, orange juice, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.

Toss veggies with the dressing and top with raisins and walnuts.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per 1/4-recipe: Calories: 145; Total Fat: 10.4g; Saturated Fat: 1.4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 13.4g; Dietary Fiber: 3.7; Sugars: 4.9g; Protein: 2.8g

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7 Responses to “Fennel, Parsley, & Radicchio Salad”

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    Spoonthat.com — April 15, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    Hi Dani! I can’t even count the number of times I have been totally WOWed by your recipes and photography. Keep it up! Recently I’ve also been in the salad rut and the reason is mainly that dear hubby doesn’t like to experiment too much with food(even though he’ll never admit it!) And with a little toddler running around 23 hours of the day, I don’t have much time or energy to make something different for my self alongside something for my husband. Here’s where your post comes in, I’ll be sure to show his this colorful and utterly delicious sounding salad and see if I can’t get him to agree on it for dinner. Thanks!

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      Dani — April 18, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

      I sure hope your hubby likes it… cause this is a yummy salad!!

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    Ren — April 17, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    Wow! How do you always seem to know what I am looking for in a recipe?! I frequently visit your site, but was checking this time hoping for a dish that used fennel since I have never cooked with it before. There it was, as your newest post!

    As a side note… I am also expecting a boy (I am 26 weeks now). I look forward to using some of your KidBites in the future :)

    Thanks!!

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      Dani — April 18, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

      That’s so funny! I actually LOVE fennel and use it often but haven’t posted too many recipes using it! Congrats on the pregnancy! Hopefully I’ll get to post some more kidbites once this newest one joins the gang!

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    francesca @ oral hcg — April 19, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    Hi Dani, this is a very nice recipe. :) I must confess I am included in the list of the people who think salads are boring, not until I realized that it is a perfectly healthy food. :D This version is worth a try. :D

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    Sandra — April 21, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    I have to admit that I’m a traditional bland eating salad girl, but I’m going to try this one today and hopefully I will be changed forever! I need something new and refreshing in my diet! Thanks so much!

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    colleen kane — March 22, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    There is not a recipe listed for the Fennel, Parsley, & Radicchio Salad. Looks great would love to make it :-)

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