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.

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!

Mar 02, 2006

Very delicious salad. Will definitely 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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