Healthy Arugula Fennel Orange and Goat Cheese Salad


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This fennel and orange salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for the summer! The combination of peppery arugula, the sweetness of the fennel, and the tanginess of the blood orange make an excellent salad. Arugula fennel salad is super easy to make. You can even have a fully assembled salad within 10 minutes. This makes it perfect for enjoying at any time of the day. 

Arugula Fennel Orange and Goat Cheese Salad taste amazingly fresh.

This beautiful salad has a beautiful array of colors that make this the perfect salad for a summer BBQ. I also used blood oranges for this salad since they are currently in season. They have a deep, rich red-orange color that compliments the dark green of the arugula. The creaminess of the goat cheese also combines all of the flavors together and makes you want to eat this salad every day

What Is The Best Cheese For This Salad? 

The best cheese for this salad is creamy goat cheese since they have a more tart and earthy flavor. Goat cheese tends to have a stronger, deeper flavor that works well with fruits, including oranges and blueberries. If you do not like goat cheese, you can also substitute it with feta cheese, which is considered slightly less salty and has a less distinct flavor. You can also use vegan cheese alternatives to make this salad vegan.

Health benefits of Arugula Fennel.

Must like its cousins, Arugula Fennel is a cruciferous vegetable like Broccoli and Cauliflower. It is healthy and a leafy green with peppery taste. It contains numerous essential nutrients that keep your heart and bones healthy. With a high nutrient content, this makes an excellent and healthful addition to most diets.


Ingredient List


In a large bowl, add the sliced fennel, arugula, and the segmented oranges
Place all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a mason jar. Tightly close the jar and shake well to combine the ingredients.
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Pour some of the vinaigrette over the salad and toss. Sprinkle it with feta cheese and mint.
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Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Can I Substitute Ingredients?
Yes, of course! Ingredients can always be added, substituted, or entirely removed to make your own favorite creation. The recipe above is a result of my many experiments. But you can always change blood oranges to a different kind of orange, such as mandarins, or even add different herbs. I like to add my own pickled onions for a little more tanginess. If you are not a huge fan of arugula, you can also substitute it for kale.
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What Should I Serve With This Salad?
The tangy citrus flavor makes this salad perfect for cutting through heavier meals such as steak or burgers. This salad pairs well with meat-heavy dishes since it provides a refreshing element to the meal.
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Adjust Servings
1 bulb fennel (thinly sliced by hand or with a mandolin)
3 large handfuls of baby arugulas (about 4 cups)
2 blood oranges (segmented)
2 oz goat cheese
Fresh mint chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
For the vinaigrette
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
¼ cup good olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, salt and pepper


In a large bowl, add the sliced fennel, arugula, and the segmented oranges
Pour some of the vinaigrette over the salad and toss. Sprinkle it with feta cheese and mint.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Can I Substitute Ingredients?
What Should I Serve With This Salad?

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