Pictures of beautiful food: Blood oranges + recipe Fennel and blood orange salad

These gorgeous (and delicious) blood oranges don’t seem to know if they want to be red or orange.

(See below for the blood orange and fennel recipe. Voir plus bas pour la recette de salade au fenouil et orange sanguine)

Blood oranges

Black and white blood oranges

Blood oranges in blue bowl

When I finally mustered the will to cut these pretty things, I made the following recipe with them:

Fennel blood orange walnut salad


Fennel, blood orange and walnut salad

Ingredients for the salad: (serves 2)

1/2 bulb of fennel, cut into julienne slices

Handful of walnuts

100g Mesclun salad

2 blood oranges, each slice cut in half

1 Ryvita sesame rye cracker, broken into small bits

Ingredients for the dressing:

2 tablespoons Olive Oil (choose your favorite but lighter tasting is better in this case)

1 tablespoon Honey Dijon mustard

1/2 tablespoon Sherry vinegar

Salt and pepper

How to serve it:

You can mix all the elements together in no particular order, or you can dip the cracker bits in the dressing for a few minutes, then put them and the remaining sauce into the salad.

Salade de fenouil, orange sanguine et noix de grenoble:

Ingrédients pour la salade (pour 2 personnes)

/2 bulbe de fenouil, coupé en juliennes

Une poignée de noix de grenobles

100g de salade Mesclun

2 oranges sanguines, chaque tranche coupée en 2

1 craquelin au sésame et seigle Ryvita, cassé en morceaux de petite taille
Ingrédients pour la vinaigrette:

2 cuillères à table d’Huile d’olive (choississez votre préférée, mais une huile plus douce complémentera mieux le goût des oranges sanguines)

1 cuillère à table Moutarde de Dijon

1/2 cuillère à table Vinaigre de Xéres

Sel et poivre

Comment la préparer:

Vous pouvez mélanger les éléments sans ordre particulier, ou vous pouvez tremper les morceaux de craquelin dans la vinaigrette pendant quelques minutes, puis les mettre avec le restant de la sauce avec la salade.


6 thoughts on “Pictures of beautiful food: Blood oranges + recipe Fennel and blood orange salad

  1. foods for the soul

    They’re gorgeous! I’ve never actually worked with or eaten blood oranges (something about the name threw me off as a child), but your salad looks lovely. Light and refreshing!

    1. lapetitelea Post author

      I agree that the name isn’t too appetizing, but I encourage you to give them a try if you can! In the right season (which is now), they taste as good as they look. Thanks for checking out my blog!

      1. foods for the soul

        Now that I’m older, I finally realized that “blood” is only a reference for the color, so I’d love to try them! I just have to find a grocery store that sells them first…

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