Holiday Fruit Slaw
2 teaspoons finely shredded blood orange peel or orange peel
2/3 cup blood orange juice or orange juice
1/2 cup salad oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons anise seed, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 medium fennel bulbs
3 red apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 cups shredded green or red cabbage
5 blood oranges or oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
In a screw-top jar combine orange peel and juice, salad oil, vinegar, honey,
anise seed, and salt. Cover and shake well. Chill for up to 3 days.
Cut off and discard upper stalks of fennel. Remove any wilted
outer layers; cut off a thick slice from fennel base. Wash and thinly slice
fennel lengthwise, cutting out and discarding core.
To assemble slaw: In a bowl toss together the apple slices
and lemon juice. Stand a small drinking glass in center of a deep-sided serving
platter. Working around glass in circular fashion, line platter with shredded
Arrange the orange slices, cucumber slices, fennel slices,
and apple wedges so the cabbage-lined platter resembles a wreath. Pour half of
the dressing over slaw.
Cover slaw with plastic wrap and chill up to 2 hours. Pour
remaining dressing into a decorative bottle with a lid; chill until ready to
serve. Shake dressing and pour over salad before serving. Remove glass from
center of platter.
Makes 10-12 servings.
Nutritional facts per serving
calories: 178 , total fat: 11g , saturated fat: 2g , cholesterol: 0mg , sodium:
74mg , carbohydrate: 20g , fiber: 8g , protein: 2g , vitamin A: 3% , vitamin C:
98% , calcium: 5% , iron: 5%