Watermelon Fennel Salad

What are you making this weekend for the July 4th holiday? This Watermelon Fennel Salad is on my list.  I love this recipe because it is so versatile for lunch or dinner. Serve it with pork, chicken, seafood or steak. It is especially good with grilled salmon. I call this a Superfood Salad.

If you have not experimented with fennel, it has a very fresh, aromatic anise flavor. It can be eaten raw, sautéed, roasted, or added to soups and pasta sauces. I love it for its flavor, but it also is very low in calories and has man health benefits. It is filled with nutrients including vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

Watermelon also has many health benefits, so I like to put it in “Superfood” category. Watermelon is high in Vitamins A and C. Vitamin C is great to boost your immune system. Vitamin A, beta-carotene, Vitamin B and much more.

Try this healthy fresh salad this weekend or anytime this summer and let me know how you like it. You can eat it and feel good you are gaining so many healthy and vitamins!

Watermelon Fennel Salad

Prep Times:

15 minutes

Yield:

4 servings

Ingredients:

1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 heads fennel, sliced
2 cups sliced fresh peaches
2 cups cubed watermelon

Preparation:

1. Whisk together orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, basil and cayenne in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Combine fennel, peaches and watermelon in a large bowl. Drizzle with orange juice mixture, tossing gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 20 minutes before serving.

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