This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is both bold in flavor and beautiful in presentation.
1 Cara Cara orange
½ pound escarole greens
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, quartered, cored and thinly sliced, plus a handful of the fronds
½ cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped
1 shallot, peeled and minced
⅓ cup freshly squeezed juice from a Cara Cara orange
⅓ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
¾ cup olive oil
Sea salt salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Spread the escarole out on a large, round serving platter to make a bed.
2. Using a sharp paring knife, cut the tops and bottoms off the orange. Stand oranges up and slice to remove the peel and membrane. Then, slice oranges crosswise into thin wheels.
3. Arrange the orange on top of the escarole greens, overlapping the slices slightly. Then layer on the fennel slices and drizzle with the vinaigrette (you may not need all of it). Scatter onion slices and celery leaf on top of the salad.