Fennel and Watercress Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Fennel and Watercress Salad Recipe
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Fennel and Watercress Salad

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"This salad would be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a bowl, combine the cranberries, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt. Whisk in the olive oil.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the watercress, fennel, radicchio and pecans. Stir the vinaigrette and pour over salad. Toss well and serve at once.
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Jan 20, 2007

This salad really grew on me. It was a 4 with the first few bites, but by the time I finished, I wanted more. I halved the recipe, and even that made a ton--but the leftovers are just as good. If you have a mandoline, I'd suggest using that to cut the fennel nice and thin so it'll blend better with the salad, or you could use a food processor with the slicer blade. The only change I'd suggest is to add more cranberries and pecans, because they add a lot to the flavor but get somewhat lost with the amount of veggies.

Mar 26, 2006

This was so easy and delicious. Made a weeknight meal feel special. Didn't have radichio on hand so left it out and it was still great.


27 Ratings

Nov 25, 2005

This is a very delicious salad if you can find some nice fresh fennel and watercress. Try Whole Foods.

May 22, 2008

This is a great base recipe. I too skipped the radiccio and couldn't find any cranberries in the house. So I subbed diced dates for the c-berries, toasted walnuts for the pecans and added onion and goat cheese. I used a mandoline to slice the fennel and onion. For the dressing I added a crushed garlic clove and 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard. I used white wine vinegar instead of the red and balsamic. I took this to work potluck and the only things that were gone were my salad and the pecan pie. I warned people that the watercress tended to strike some as bitter. One person asked what the"white stuff" was and when I told her it was fennel she was surprised since she said she hated fennel. I will use this as a jumping off recipe in the future.

Mar 02, 2006

what a great combination of flavors! This salad is unique and delicious. Thanks!

Dec 02, 2009

This was excellent! I live by myself so I actually made 1/6 of the recipe. Makes quite a bit for a single gal but I kept the dressing in a jar instead of putting it all on the salad as I knew I'd be eating it the next day.

Mar 02, 2006

Very delicious salad. Will definitely make this again.

Aug 09, 2010

Fabulous! The did not have radicchio, so sadly had to omit. Can not wait to make it again!! I reduced the servings to 5, but the dressing ingredients did not change, so I have tons of leftover dressing. I will make this again!


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  • Calories
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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