Fennel, Apple, and Walnut Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Start To Finish Time:
25 mins


  • 1 Recipe Basic Vinaigrette, using cider vinegar in place of white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 cup curly endive, torn

  • 3 cup thinly sliced fennel (2 medium)

  • 1 cup cubed or thinly sliced tart apple or pear (1 medium)

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted*

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, feta cheese, or goat cheese (chèvre) (2 ounces)

  • Sea salt flakes

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Basic Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  1. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine Basic Vinaigrette, orange juice, honey, and garlic. Cover and shake well.

  2. In an extra-large bowl combine endive, fennel, apple, walnuts, red onion, and cheese. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter.

Basic Vinaigrette

  1. In a small screw-top jar combine oil, lemon juice, and vinegar. Cover and shake well.

For a different nuttiness, use pine nuts in place of the walnuts.

For a thicker dressing, in a food processor or blender combine Basic Vinaigrette, orange juice, honey, and garlic. Cover and process or blend until thickened.

*Toasted Nuts:

To toast whole or coarsely chopped nuts, spread them in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake the nuts in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice.

For an Asian spin, use 3 tablespoons peanut oil and 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil for the olive oil, lime juice for the lemon juice, and rice wine vinegar for the white wine vinegar. Want a French Vinaigrette? Add 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard and 1 tablespoon minced shallot. Want a heartier flavor? Use red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar in place of the white wine vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 44%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 267mg 6%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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