Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel's sweet anise flavor complements most fruits. This lovely combination is equally good before or after the main course.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins

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  • 1 small bunch arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 1 large navel orange, peel and white pith removed
  • 1 large fennel bulb
  • 4 paper-thin slices red onion
  • 16 oil-cured black olives
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh orange juice or 1/2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried orange zest
  • 1 dash each salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Arrange arugula to make a bed on each of four salad plates.

Cut orange crosswise into thin slices. Arrange one-fourth of slices over arugula on each plate.

Cut away feathery tops of fennel at base of round stalks and discard. Slice off bottom of bulb, remove tough outer layer of bulb and discard both. Halve bulb vertically. Using very sharp knife, cut each half crosswise into very thin slices. Arrange over orange slices.

Separate onion slices into rings and arrange over fennel. Add olives. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In small bowl, whisk oil with orange juice or concentrate and zest. Drizzle dressing over each salad. Serve immediately.

Thanks to American Institute for Cancer Research

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 137 cals
Kilojoules 574 kJ
Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Carbohydrates 14.0 g
Fiber 4.0 g
Total Sugars 10.0 g
Protein 3.0 g
Calcium 60.0 mg
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