Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

With this fennel salad I got out of my comfort zone and I'm very happy. It was a success from the first time, I really liked the fennel taste and especially in combination with olives and oranges. I'd been looking for a simple fennel recipe for a long time, out of interest and of boredom but ... also because I'd never eaten and I was curious. To put it simply, it's a kind of crispier cabbage with a slight dill flavor, which is very convenient and not confusing at all and I do like it.

So, if you got bored of the classic combinations, try a fennel salad. You won't need much, a bulb is enough and it's reasonably priced. It can be now found even in the simplest supermarkets and I recommend trying. If you're wondering why I didn't put lemon juice or vinegar in the salad, you should know it's not necessary - orange juice is enough and everything is fine.

I took this simple combination of fennel with oranges and olives from an Italian lady. I trusted what I saw and it really is super good. The Italians do know how to cook fennel. I will show you yet another simple and tasty recipe, because I've just started feeling the taste :) 


1 piece
if you don't have, can be replaced with cabbage or iceberg lettuce
1 piece
Pitted olives
100 g
I like to make the salad with black olives, but I think Kalamata would also do
0.5 tsp
Extravirgin olive oil
2 tbsp

Step by step

Step 1

Wash the fennel well and cut away the large stems, which grow from the bulb.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 1
Step 2

Cut the bulb into 4 pieces - quarters.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 2
Step 3

Now cut each quarter into thin julienne strips, discard the root end.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 3
Step 4

Peel the orange, I recommend just like in the video.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 4
Step 5

Cut the orange into medium-sized cubes, make sure you collect all the juice.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 5
Step 6

And now, move the fennel slices to a bowl, add the orange cubes and its juice.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 6
Step 7

Add the olives.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 7
Step 8

And season the salad with salt and olive oil.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 8
Step 9

Toss well, move to a more beautiful salad bowl and serve.

I recommend serving immediately, but even if it's saved for later, it's not really bad. It will release juice and the fennel will marinate together with the oranges.

Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 9
Step 10

So, get out of your comfort zone and explore new tastes and flavors in your own home. Now there are so many interesting possibilities at reasonable prices.


Fennel and Orange Salad - Step 10
Quantity: 500 g (2 servings)
Prep time: 5 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 10 min
Publish date:
Collections: Salads, Salads

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