The colors of the vegetables were the inspiration behind this beautiful salad. You may be fooled into thinking the orange vegetables next to the dark beets are sliced golden beets, but they are slices of roasted kabocha squash. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for
Fennel and Orange Salad (Insalata di Finocchi e Aranci).The distinctive taste and aromas of sliced fennel bulbs highlight this unique citrus salad. Sicilian in origin, with an exotic sweet flavor typical of local pick and eat Italian cooking style.
This recipe for Sicilian Fennel and Orange Salad is delightful and comes from my cousin, Patty Conte, while she visited family in Italy. The sweet, crunchy, and salty ingredients make an amazing salad. It really is awesome!