Summer Salad with Beets & Oranges

Summer Salad with Beets & Oranges
Summer Salad with Beets & Oranges

Every summer I get out the mandolin and start thinly slicing all manner of items for a crisp summer salad (this one includes zingy oranges as well).  Once they are dressed and salted and peppered and vinegared and sit for a few minutes they become absolutely wonderful as the flavors meld; and they are never very heavy & always refreshing.

This special salad – recipe here – is no different.  It’s from a wonderful blog called Soul Life Times – do try it out; the fennel is especially lovely in this salad.  Fennel is always a great surprising addition and on a mandolin the fibers break down and becomes the perfect salad ingredient.  Pistachios would be a wonderful touch as well or a salted cashew.