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Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad

January 27, 2015 (Last Updated: August 24, 2020)

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is the perfect winter Fruit & vegetable salad of the season combining Florida’s delicious fresh ripe jewels of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, and stunning Blood oranges with the crisp, clean taste of Fennel, shaved celery, Carrots and gorgeous Pomegranate seeds lightly dressed in Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette. My recipe for  Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is so delicious and straightforward; it’s almost deliriously ridiculous.

I have a little secret to share with some of you about ripe Florida Grapefruits —  they aren’t tart to the senses. Mature Florida Ruby Reds are the most beautiful grapefruit in the world and come from Florida. The climate and fertile soil are uniquely suited to grow grapefruit with the distinctive delicate, yet complex flavors found only in Florida. Ours are so sweet that many have as much sugar content as an orange.

 

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is the perfect winter Fruit & vegetable salad of the season combining Florida's delicious fresh ripe jewels of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, and stunning Blood oranges with the crisp, clean taste of Fennel, shaved celery, Carrots and gorgeous Pomegranate seeds lightly dressed in Olive oil and Balsamic - Pomegranate vinaigrette. My recipe for  Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is so delicious and straightforward; it's almost deliriously ridiculous.Grapefruit storage tip: Grapefruits can be kept at room temperature for about a week, and will taste better when not chilled. If you want to keep them longer, put them in the fridge, and you can get a few weeks out of them.

Navel oranges are also easy to spot in your produce aisle. They’re the ones with the button formation opposite the stem end. Navel Oranges are considered the world’s most exquisite orange for eating, navel oranges are seedless, and they peel and segment easily.

Blood Oranges are red-blushed with orange skin, with an inside that ranges in color from dark pink to crimson red to a bright burgundy; they taste slightly tart yet still deliciously sweet.

Orange storage tip: Oranges are as ripe as they’ll ever get once you pick them from the orange tree. They will last approximately 4-5 days at room temperature and about two weeks or less in the refrigerator if placed in the crisper drawer.

 

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is the perfect winter Fruit & vegetable salad of the season combining Florida's delicious fresh ripe jewels of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, and stunning Blood oranges with the crisp, clean taste of Fennel, shaved celery, Carrots and gorgeous Pomegranate seeds lightly dressed in Olive oil and Balsamic - Pomegranate vinaigrette. My recipe for  Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is so delicious and straightforward; it's almost deliriously ridiculous.Below you will find my stunning yet straightforward recipe with easy to follow directions to make your own delicious Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad share with your family or close friends. It’s perfect for lunch or with chicken or fish at dinner.

 

 

 

 

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad

  • Two ruby-red grapefruits
  • Two navel oranges
  • Four blood oranges
  • 1-2 large bulbs of fennel
  • Two medium carrots
  • Two stalks of celery
  • One pomegranate seeds only
  • One recipe for  Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper

 

 

Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette

  • One cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 of a cup pomegranate juice
  • Salt
  • Fresh-ground pepper

 

 

Directions 

  1. Before getting started, make sure you are only utilizing quality ripened fruit/ vegetables that are free of bruises or soft spots.
  2. You will want to slice ruby-red grapefruits, navel oranges thinly, and blood oranges (if you have mandolin slicer that works perfectly). Once done slicing fruit – utilizing kitchen shears to cut around peels to remove fruits peel almost effortlessly.
  3. Slice fennel, celery, and carrots into thin matchsticks (almost shredded)
  4. Slice open the pomegranate and remove seeds (be gentle they are fragile)
  5. In a blender combine 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar,  1/8 of a cup pomegranate juice, kosher salt, and pepper blend about 35 seconds.
  6. Arrange ruby-red grapefruit slices on the bottom of either single plates or large salad platter  (I make mine on separate plates) next navel orange slices and blood orange slices.
  7. Top with fennel, celery, and carrots you have sliced into thin matchsticks, sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the salad add the desired amount of kosher salt and pepper then drizzle Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette on salad before serving.
  8. Serve immediately

 

 

 

 

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is the perfect winter Fruit & vegetable salad of the season combining Florida's delicious fresh ripe jewels of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, and stunning Blood oranges with the crisp, clean taste of Fennel, shaved celery, Carrots and gorgeous Pomegranate seeds lightly dressed in Olive oil and Balsamic - Pomegranate vinaigrette. My recipe for  Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is so delicious and straightforward; it's almost deliriously ridiculous.

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad

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Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad is the perfect winter Fruit & vegetable salad of the season combining Florida’s delicious fresh ripe jewels of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Oranges, and stunning Blood oranges with the crisp clean taste of Fennel, shaved celery, Carrots and gorgeous Pomegranate seeds lightly dressed in Olive oil and Balsamic
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

Fennel Citrus & Pomegranate Salad

  • 2 ruby-red grapefruits
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 4 blood oranges
  • 1-2 large bulbs of fennel
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 pomegranate seeds only
  • 1 recipe for Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 of a cup pomegranate juice
  • Salt
  • Fresh-ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Before getting started make sure you are only utilizing quality ripened fruit/vegetables that are free of bruises or soft spots.
  • You will want to thinly slice ruby-red grapefruits, navel oranges, and blood oranges (if you have mandolin slicer that works perfectly) Once done slicing fruit – utilizing kitchen shears to cut around peels to remove fruits peel almost effortlessly.
  • Slice fennel, celery, and carrots into thin matchsticks (almost shredded)
  • Slice open pomegranate and remove seeds (be gentle they are fragile)
  • In a blender combine 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/8 of a cup pomegranate juice, kosher salt, and pepper blend about 35 seconds.
  • Arrange ruby-red grapefruit slices on bottom of either single plates or large salad platter (I make mine on separate plates) next navel orange slices and blood orange slices.
  • Top with fennel, celery and carrots you have sliced into thin matchsticks, sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the salad add desired amount of kosher salt and pepper then drizzle Olive oil and Balsamic – Pomegranate vinaigrette on salad before serving.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
Keyword Fennel and citrus salad
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    Dina
    February 4, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I love fennel but never thought to pair it up with pomegranate so can’t wait to try it! Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekendSocial. Please be sure to come back this week starting Thursday at 9 PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com! I hope to see you there! Pinned

    Dina

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 12, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you, Ronda, sorry I missed this comment when you shared it. Thank you so much for dropping by and I apologize for my late response.

      <3
      Heidy

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    Nicole Neverman
    February 3, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I adore the colors of this salad. So beautiful. Bet it tastes amazing with the beautiful citrus and fennel!

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    February 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you so much for attending week 19 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!
    Nicole

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    Joanne
    January 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Heidy, this photo is gorgeous and the Fennel Citrus Pomegranate salad recipe sounds delicious. I’m a fennel fan and with the citrus fruits I know this will be delish.

  • Reply
    Angie Mc
    January 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Pretty as always!

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    savoryexperiments
    January 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    The colors here are amazing. I’m not sure I’d want to eat it, only stare in amazement. I do love blood oranges.

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    January 28, 2015 at 3:04 am

    All healthy ingredients in one dish! I love this salad! Pinned and stumbled!

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    January 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Citrusy healthfulness abounds in this dish! A ray of sunshine on a plate!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 28, 2015 at 12:24 am

      Thanks KC, man it was delish!!! I could eat one now lol 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicky
    January 27, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I didn’t know grapefruit are best at room temperature. I’ll never refrigerate them again. I love the colors on this salad.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 28, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Absolutely — just like tomatoes they taste so much sweeter

  • Reply
    Amanda
    January 27, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Oooh this looks delicious! I haven’t actually ever tried fennel or pomegranate before though if you would believe it!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 27, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      OMG this salad was so wonderful–I wondered why I hadn’t made more of it today!

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