Carrot and Orange Salad
This light, multicolored salad is good as an accompaniment to hot or cold meats, or served alongside a sandwich.
Preparation Time - Text 20 mins
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursecold appetizer, side dish
Dietary Considerationhealthy, vegetarian
Taste and Texturefruity, light
Type of Dishfirst course salad
- 2 large carrots
- 2 large navel oranges
- 1 fennel bulb
- 1 bunch watercress
- 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
Prepare ahead: The salad can be refrigerated in a covered bowl for up to 6 hours. Toss the fennel in a lemon juice to prevent discoloration Dress and toss just before serving.
Trim and peel the carrots. Use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin strips of the entire carrot.
Cut away the peel and pith from the oranges. Working over a bowl, cut between the membranes to release the orange segments. Trim the fennel and thinly slice. Remove any tough stalks from the watercress. Combine the carrot, orange, fennel, and watercress in a serving bowl.
To make the dressing, whisk together the juices and honey. Gradually whisk in the oils. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad mixture, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and serve.
3. To make the dressing, whisk together the juices and honey. Gradually whisk in the oils. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad mixture, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and serve.
2008 Dorling Kindersley