Fennel and orange salad is one of the first things that my cousin’s wife served me when I was dining at her home for the first time.
A couple of years ago, Big and I traveled to Germany for a 3 week vacation. Let me tell you, it was a wonderful vacation. If you ever get a chance to go, please don’t hesitate. Our first stop was Berlin. I saw my cousin, his wife and their two children. Then we went on to Kiel and Flensburg. My Mother was born in Flensburg and we spend a few days there touring the city and going by places that my Mother spent time at while she was a child. Our next stops were along the Rhine River. If you ever have a chance to go to Germany, you must tour the south of Germany. Such great food and such wonderful people.
Back to the Fennel and Orange salad! My cousin’s wife, Diethild made a wonderful dinner for us. I must admit, I don’t really remember what else accompanied the fennel and orange salad. I thought it was the star of the dinner. Diethild told us that it was a salad that her Mother often made for her and her family. She told me she didn’t really have a recipe, it was just thrown together.
When Big and I came home, I searched the internet for a recipe for this fresh salad. What I found were a few recipes that had pretty much the same ingredients. I took all of the recipes and made up my own. It is simple and quick. It is so full of flavor, that your family or guests will think you worked on it all day long.
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 3 large navel oranges, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
- In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, oil, salt and pepper to make a dressing.
- Toss fennel with orange slices and onions, then arrange on plate. Drizzle with dressing.
- I lay the fennel on a plate and then place the oranges on top of it. I love the way it looks. Be creative and do what makes you happy.
I hope you will take a few minutes to try this salad. It is so fresh and has a taste of licorice to it.
Here are a few other great recipes you will love:
Appetizers, Sides and Salads
- 8 Grain Bread by What Smells So Good?
- Farm Fresh Gazpacho by An Appealing Plan
- Farmer’s Market Potato Salad by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Fennel and Orange Salad by Feeding Big – and more!
- Gazpacho Shooters with Avocado and Corn Salsa by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Grilled Peach Caprese by A Gouda Life
- Grilled Prosciutto Corn by Palatable Pastime
- Peach Caprese Salad by The Joyful Foodie
- Radish Top Pesto by Our Good Life
- Carrot Ravioli with Broccoli-Ricotta Filling by Caroline’s Cooking
- Farmers Market Pizza by Simply Healthy Family
- Farmstand Kebobs with Tahini Dipping Sauce by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Gemista (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes) by Curious Cuisiniere
- Halibut with Sugar Snap Peas, Mushrooms and Potatoes en Papillote by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Spaghetti and Zoodles with Vegetable Bolognese by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pesto by Tasting Page
- Squash Blossom, Zucchini and Gouda Frittata by FoodieTots
- Sweet Corn Chowder with Crabmeat by The Redhead Baker
- Vegetable and Chicken Shish Kabobs by The Freshman Cook
- Ziti with Bacon and Greens by Cooking Chat
- Chaussons aux Pommes by Food Lust People Love
- Classic Peach Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Dairy Free Peach Mango Lassis with Coconut Whipped Cream by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Lemon Curd Raspberry Crumb Bars by Wallflour Girl
- Lemon Tart by Brunch with Joy
- Peach Berry Cocktail by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Peach Cobbler with Blueberry Biscuits by Food Done Light
- Raspberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Southern Peach Cobbler with Italian Mascarpone by La Bella Vita Cucina
- Triple Cherry Crisp by Pies and Plots
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