Recipe By Chef4Six
Published Jun 19th
Prep 25m Cook - Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 8 servings Calories 158.3

The gorgeous colors of green, bright orange, purple, white, and red make this delicious salad so enticing! The combination of the sweet citrus taste with the tangy salad dressing is always a big hit with all of my guests!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mixed salad greens
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk together the sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, basil, and olive oil in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves; set aside. Toss the salad greens, sliced fennel, orange, onion, almonds, and cranberries in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 158.3
  • Carbohydrate 19.7 g
  • Fat 8.7 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 18.9 mg
  • Sugar 13.9 g


  1. This was great! I added a splash of fresh orange juice to the dressing - YUM. The 14 year old grandson screeched at the fennel till I assured him it wasn't an onion and then ate three helpings oblivious to the red onion that was in the salad.
  2. We enjoyed this salad; I didn't have basil for the dressing and didn't want to use that much sugar so after adding probably about 2 TBSP sugar I added some fig-balsamic vinegar to sweeten it. I also added a little more extra virgin olive oil. Tasty. For the salad I really liked the mixture of - Read more ...
  3. Great salad-beautiful combination of colors and flavors. I was too lazy to peel and section an orange so I used a can of mandarin oranges instead. Delicious!
  4. OMG this was sooooo good! I would eat this every day. Even all 3 of my kids liked this:) Only difference was I used sugar substitute to healthify more.
  5. Awesome! I have never used raw fennel and I am not a licorice fan. The flavors blend nicely together and the fennel and red onion blend very nicely not strong like I thought they would be. The orange I cut the peel off and sliced crosswise then halved. Great flavor addition to the salad. Dressing - Read more ...
  6. What a great flavor fennel has! This is a great combination of flavors for something different and refreshing. Sweet citrus licorice-hint taste- not overwhelming just right. Quick recipe. Oh--I did use green onion instead of red onion (out). Milder perhaps than red onion...I think the vinegar would tone down the red onions strong flavor...and blend - Read more ...
  7. This was ok but not my favorite salad.
  8. I love this salad. Recently I have been adding some freshly minced garlic to the dressing!
  9. I made this salad especially for my husband - I am not a huge fan of fennel or raw onion, but he is. He is rating it 5 stars - yes, he understands the system. :) In my hurry to get through the grocery store, I accidentally grabbed dried cherries instead of cranberries - so - Read more ...