When hosting a dinner party, you might overlook salads as a nice option or addition to your meal. This can be a good opportunity to show off your ability to combine wonderful textures and flavours to friends and family. This fennel and orange salad is a good example of just that - the flavours are incredibly sophisticated, and yet the salad takes a mere 20 minutes to throw together. The part that might take the most time to prep is segmenting the orange. In order to do this, you should ensure you have a really sharp knife so it's easier. Don't worry if you've got a lot of juice coming out of your oranges as you do this, just make sure to collect this and use it to make the dressing. Nothing goes to waste here - it's just a fantastically simple recipe that has a lot of stand-out flavours, colours and textures!
HOW TO MAKE FENNEL, FETA AND ORANGE SALAD
- 5 oranges
- 5tbsp olive oil
- 2 bulbs of fennel, thinly sliced
- 200g feta, crumbled
- 2tbsp freshly chopped dill
Segment the oranges, reserving the juice. Mix the juice with the olive oil and seasoning. Put the fennel into a bowl and mix in the oranges and dressing. Crumble over the feta and scatter over the dill. If you’re making it ahead, add the dill just before serving.