Fennel & Orange Salad

This Fennel and Orange salad is so refreshing. It's so simple to make at home - there's hardly anything to it!

I love the crunch of fennel, but it's the flavour that I love the most - a subtle aniseed and sweetness unlike anything else. The combination of orange and fennel is timeless - a perfect combination of sweet, tartness and anise. Those Italians are a clever bunch.

The perfect oranges to choose are Navel as they have a lovely tartness and juiciness. I've also made this salad using tangerines, clementines and apple.

I love to serve it with fish - it also marries real well with pork. I'll bbq a juicy chop and pair it with some boiled mini potatoes and this salad and it's pretty much as close to perfection as it gets.

I'll often change up the herbs I use in this this version used dill and mint as I believe I served it with pork but I'll sometimes use combinations of parsley, marjoram, oregano or thyme.

Next time the sun's out - prepare this and chill in the fridge 'til you're ready - it's so refreshing. As salads go, this is sweet!

How to make my Fennel & Orange Salad

Fennel & Orange Salad
Fennel & Orange Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 354kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges (segmented)
  • 1 fennel bulb (trimmed, cored and finely sliced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice of)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the sliced fennel, oranges, onion, dill and mint in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the retained orange juice with the lemon juice, olive oil and vinegar then pour over the salad.
  • Toss gently to combine and you're done.
  • Serve alongside a delicious steak, some BBQ pork or chicken or a grilled fish. But this salad pairs well with everything.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Fennel & Orange Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 2050mg59%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1705IU34%
Vitamin C 340mg412%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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