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Italian Garden Salad with Fennel

    This fast and easy salad recipe is made with your favorite salad greens and crunchy fennel then drizzled with a lemony parmesan vinaigrette.

    Italian Garden Salad with Fennel

    Salad season is my favorite time of year. Not only are salad greens readily available, they’re better tasting and more affordable!

    Italian Garden Salad with Fennel and Lemon Vinaigrette

    This Italian Garden Salad with Fennel was inspired by a recent visit to my local farmers market. This time of year the stalls are overflowing with all sorts of lettuce varieties including green romaine, red leaf, curly and more.

    Italian Garden Salad with Fennel

    For added crunch, texture and fiber, I love adding thinly sliced fennel to my salads. Slightly sweet like licorice and crunchy like celery, it adds a mild anise flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet tomatoes and spicy red onions.

    Liz Drizzling Olive Oil on Salad

    To top, I love drizzling with a lemony parmesan vinaigrette made with just a few basic pantry staples. You can whisk the vinaigrette separately in a bowl but I usually just add it right on to the salad before tossing.

    Italian Garden Salad with Fennel Recipe

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    Italian Garden Salad with Fennel Recipe

    Italian Garden Salad with Fennel

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    This fast and easy salad recipe is made with your favorite salad greens and crunchy fennel then drizzled with a lemony parmesan vinaigrette.
    PREP: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 10 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 8 cups romaine (roughly chopped)
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
    • ½ cup red onion (thinly sliced)
    • 1 bulb fennel (thinly sliced (core removed))

    Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

    • 1 lemon (juiced)
    • 1 clove garlic (minced)
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (grated)
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • ½ teaspoon salt

    Instructions
     

    • Place your salad ingredients (lettuce through fennel) in a large bowl. To that bowl, add all of the vinaigrette ingredients and toss well; serve immediately. Alternatively, you can whisk together the vinaigrette in a separate bowl and drizzle before serving. 

    Nutrition

    Serving: 2cupsCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 374mgPotassium: 622mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 8465IUVitamin C: 35.3mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 1.7mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    1 Comments

    1. Fabulous salad. Nice combinations. Going to pair it with a Springtime Lamb Navarin with Herbed Mashed Potatoes!

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