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

RatingYields1 Serving
Prep Time10 mins

Ingredients

4 oranges (segmented)retain as much excess juice as you can
1 fennel bulb (trimmed, cored and finely sliced)
¼ cup red onion (thinly sliced)
½ lemon (juice of)
1 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
Salt & pepper

Directions

1

Combine the sliced fennel, oranges, onion, dill and mint in a large bowl.

2

Whisk together the retained orange juice with the lemon juice, olive oil and vinegar then pour over the salad.

3

Toss gently to combine and you're done.

4

Serve alongside a delicious steak, some BBQ pork or chicken or a grilled fish. But this salad pairs well with everything.

Ingredients

 4 oranges (segmented)retain as much excess juice as you can
 1 fennel bulb (trimmed, cored and finely sliced)
 ¼ cup red onion (thinly sliced)
 ½ lemon (juice of)
 1 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
 1 tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
 Salt & pepper

Directions

1

Combine the sliced fennel, oranges, onion, dill and mint in a large bowl.

2

Whisk together the retained orange juice with the lemon juice, olive oil and vinegar then pour over the salad.

3

Toss gently to combine and you're done.

4

Serve alongside a delicious steak, some BBQ pork or chicken or a grilled fish. But this salad pairs well with everything.

Fennel & Orange Salad

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