Project Description

My Orange and Fennel Salad is my husbands favourite fresh summertime salad! It is so easy to make, even he can do it! The benefits of oranges are well known as a source of vitamin C and their acidity enhances the crisp sweetness of the onion and the crunch of the aniseed in the fennel. The hero of the dish is the fennel, and is described as both a vegetable for the bulb, and a herb for the “yellow flowers and feathery leaves”. All of the different parts can be eaten, including fennel seeds, the bulb, the leaves and flowers making it incredibly versatile. Importantly fennel contains a rich source of dietary fiber, B vitamins and several dietary minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese. It is a great produce that should be a staple, in everybody’s diet and fridge!


Alexis Le




Easy / Beginner



RECIPE: Orange and Fennel Salad

This recipe incorporates simple, fresh salad Ingredients and a dressing. With no cooking involved, it is great for the kids too.

  • Cuisine: Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Cooking Time: n/a

  • Total Time: 15 mins

  • 1 baby fennel bulb, trimmed, (keep the fronds for garnish)

  • 1 x lettuce (optional)

  • 1/2 small red onion bulb

  • 3 medium oranges

  • Cracked pepper

  • Dead sea salt flakes or Himalayan salt, to season

  • Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Cracked pepper

  • Dead sea salt flakes or Himalayan salt, to season

Step 1 – Prepare the Dressing
  • Place vinegar, orange juice and oil in a screw-top jar

  • Season with salt and pepper

  • Secure lid. Shake to combine

Step 2 – Prepare the Ingredients
  • Thinly slice the fennel, and red onion

  • Peel oranges and slice into segments

  • Rough chop lettuce, into medium to large pieces

Step 3 – Combine the Salad
  • Place fennel, red onions, lettuce into a salad bowl

  • Add orange segments and dressing

  • Toss to combine

  • Garnish with fennel fronds and / or mint leaves

  • Serve and Enjoy!


I hope you enjoy this as much as we do! Share this recipe with your friends and family, and explore my other great recipes on Think Feel Thrive, Cheers Alexis.

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