Fennel, Orange, Spinach, and Olive Salad with Shaved Parmesan Print Email

1 large bulb fennel, core and stems removed, fronds reserved
3 navel oranges, peeled
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups baby spinach, stems removed, rinsed well and patted dry
20 oil-cured black olives
2 ounces Parmesan, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler

Halve the fennel and thinly slice with a mandolin or very sharp knife.

Segment the oranges over a bowl to catch any juices. Whisk together the orange juice, oil, shallots, salt and pepper. Add the fennel, orange segments and spinach, and toss to coat.

Divide the salad among 4 plates and top each with 5 olives. Top each salad with cheese and the reserved fennel fronds.

Serve immediately. - Emeril Lagasse