Apr 2

Endive, Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

in Endive, Fruits & Vegetables, Salads

Endive, Arugula, Fennel, and Cara Cara Orange Salad

I need to make a rule for myself that I do not set foot in a grocery store when I’m hungry.  It always gets me in to trouble.  Always.  Except for a recent trip.  Last week I made a quick stop to pick up a few things at the store after dropping the girls off at school.  All I needed was milk and baking powder.  But it seems I am incapable of walking into a grocery store and walking out with just the items on my list.  It’s a disease I tell ya!  On this particular trip I started by walking through the produce and the display of greens caught my eye.  It was beautiful.  So I ended up walking out of the grocery store with several bags filled with greens and a big bag of Cara Cara oranges.  So much better than 3 gallons of ice cream, right?

Ingredients for Endive, Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

For lunch that day I whipped up a super simple salad using some California endive that I already had in my refrigerator, and some fennel, baby arugula, and Cara Cara oranges that I purchased at the store.  I shredded the endive and thinly sliced the fennel and mixed it with the baby arugula, then made a salad dressing with some freshly squeezed Cara Cara orange juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, tossed it all together and topped it with orange slices.

Prep the salad ingredients

The salad was light and flavorful, perfect for spring!  If only my grocery trips were always so productive.

Endive, Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

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Endive, Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

Makes 4 servings

For the salad dressing:
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Cara Cara orange juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:
3 small heads endive, shredded
1 cup firmly packed baby arugula
1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced paper thin
3 Cara Cara oranges, peel and pith removed and fruit cut into slices

1. Make the salad dressing: Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl or jar.

2. Make the salad: Toss the endive, baby arugula, and fennel together in a medium-size mixing bowl. Drizzle the salad dressing over the greens and toss to coat them in the dressing.

3. Divide the salad among 4 plates, then garnish with the Cara Cara orange slices and serve immediately.


*Disclosure: I am being compensated for recipe development and is part of my ongoing work as anOnDiva for California Endive Farms.  All opinions are my own.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Winnie April 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

I love endive with citrus!!! Beautiful salad :)


Fuji Mama (Rachael) April 11, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Thanks Winnie!


Jayne April 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Oh, I have the same disease. Even when I bring a shopping list with me, I cannot seem to stick to it. Something always catches my eyes and finds it way into the trolley. It’s almost frustrating but then… more food! :-)


Fuji Nana April 3, 2013 at 7:43 am

Is that what makes my fridge so full? I thought my cold stuff was spontaneously reproducing.
Yum, that salad looks good. I need to make a trip to the grocery store . . .


Kate {Eat, Recycle, Repeat} April 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm

This looks amazing! And a great spring dish too


Jeff April 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

love using the orange juice to make a vinaigrette as well. I do it all the time with whatever citrus is handy.


Fuji Mama (Rachael) April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

@Jeff — I LOVE the versatility of citrus for that very reason!


Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs April 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Oh, we need to use endive way more than we do! This salad looks so refreshing!


Fuji Mama (Rachael) April 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm

@Whitney — YES! Endive is so delicious and so good for you!


nourig August 13, 2016 at 6:26 am

I love very much your cooking’s style but I have a great problem with English language. Can you send me your recipes in Spanish or French to this E-mail. I want subscribe to your address but if it’s possible changing the language.
Many thanks and congratulations.


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