Recipe by Barrett
"This salad would be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table."
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chopped dried cranberries
red wine vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons
extra virgin olive oil
watercress - rinsed, dried and trimmed
fennel - trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
3 small heads
radicchio, cored and chopped
pecan halves, toasted
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.
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.
This is a very delicious salad if you can find some nice fresh fennel and watercress. Try Whole Foods.
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.
what a great combination of flavors! This salad is unique and delicious. Thanks!
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.
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!
Very delicious salad. Will definitely make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fennel and Watercress Salad
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 139
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