Deliciously refreshing, you’ll love this Fennel Orange Salad with Spicy Honey’d Bacon. It’s the perfect accompaniment to heavy winter meals or serve as a light but satisfying entrée salad.
Some time smack dab in the middle of winter, I find myself craving the lighter meals of summer. A nice salad full of crispy vegetables, bright dressings, and fresh flavors. I love all the roasts and stews, but I just need a nice crisp bite to balance the richness.
Seasonal Winter Salad
Making the best of in season winter citrus, spicy chili peppers and crisp fennel bulb this Fennel Orange Salad with Spicy Honey’d Bacon is light and refreshing with a little sweet heat.
The type of heat that hits you in the back of the throat and lingers for a bit.
Leaving you wondering whether or not it really is spicy.
And just as you start to think it may be a lot spicy, the cool crunchy fennel and juicy orange chime in urging you to take another bite.
Yep. It’s that type of heat.
And it makes every bite of this salad perfectly balanced. Hitting on so many flavor notes – salty bacon, sweet honey, crunchy fennel, juicy orange and just a hint of lingering heat.
Enjoy as a perfect refreshing side for heavy winter meals.
Or serve over a bed of spinach or arulula and top with protein of your choice (shrimp is delish!!) to turn it into an entrée salad like this Chef’s Garden Salad with Herb Cider Viniagrette or this Citrus Glazed Salmon Salad.
Fennel Orange Salad with Spicy Honey’d Bacon Recipe
I shared this delicious winter salad in collaboration with my friends over at SoFabFood.com
Head on over to their website for the full Fennel Orange Salad with Spicy Honey’d Bacon recipe. And if you’re wondering just what the heck fennel is, don’t worry, there’s more on that there too.
While you’re there, browse around for more amazing recipes from home taught cooks like me.