Winter Greens Salad With Fennel, Citrus, and Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

An easy citrus and bitter greens salad. J. Kenji López-Alt

Why It Works

  • Sweet citrus contrasts nicely with the bitter greens.
  • Adding a dash of lemon juice to the mixed citrus juice before forming the dressing gives it necessary acidity.

This easy winter salad with bitter greens, shaved fennel, citrus, and a sweet and creamy citrus vinaigrette would do equally well with a light lunch or dinner, or as a side dish for a larger feast.

Recipe Facts



Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1 1/2 pounds (700g) mixed citrus fruit (such as oranges, grapefruit, pomelo, tangerines, and mandarins), peeled and cut into suprèmes or 1/4 wheels, juices reserved separately

  • 1/4 cup (50gmayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) honey

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 Belgian endive

  • 1 small head radicchio (about 5 ounces; 150g)

  • 1 head escarole, washed and roughly chopped (about 6 cups; 300g chopped leaves)

  • 1 large bulb fennel (about 6 ounces; 175g), shaved on a mandoline


  1. Combine 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) citrus juice with mayonnaise and lemon juice in a medium bowl (save remaining citrus juice for another use). Whisk in honey. Whisking constantly, slowly add olive oil in a thin, steady stream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Toss endive, radicchio, escarole, fennel, and citrus segments in a large bowl. Drizzle in half of dressing, season to taste with salt and pepper, toss to combine, then drizzle in more dressing to taste. Serve immediately.

Special equipment

Mandoline slicer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
222 Calories
17g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 588mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)