Recipe for Arugula Salad with Fennel, Cara Cara Oranges and Feta Cheese


Recipe for Arugula Salad with Fennel, Cara Cara Oranges and Feta Cheese

 
 
 
Last night was family dinner at the house.  My brother requested that I make lasagna. With the meat sauce bubbling on the stove, I turned to making this vibrant salad ofFennel and Arugula with Cara Cara Oranges and Feta Cheese. 

Fennel has been an acquired taste for me - it has a slightly licorice undertone that I was not particularly a fan of when I first tried it.  What I found is a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil mellows out the fennel flavor and brings out its natural sweetness. 
 
And that's what we did.  Thinly strips of fennel and red onion were mixed together with lemon juice and olive oil and set aside to marinade.  The Cara Cara oranges are true beauties with their almost ruby grapefruit color were peeled with a knife and cut into disks to showcase their true beauty.
 

 

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