Orange & Fennel Salad

Orange & Fennel Salad From Above

This recipe is for an easy & simple yet very delicious and fresh salad. This salad only requires a few key ingredients and comes together in a few minutes. It’s perfect to serve as a side salad to you main course or as an appetizer.

Orange & Fennel Salad From Above

Who else loves orange seasons? A few years ago… actually only about one year ago my mind set was always that fruits should be eaten as a snack or for dessert… and never included in food. Maybe because I have some bad fruit and food experiences from my childhood. I immediately think of pizza with pineapple or banana and curry that is a common pizza in Sweden.. and its the worst combination I can come to think of. So growing up and only hearing about these dishes that include fruit in the main dish I’ve always been thinking NO!! But then a year ago I saw a recipe that made me really intrigued to try adding fruit to my cooking. And then I got hooked. Now I really see fruit as a really fresh addition that add so much texture and nice flavor to a dish. Like this easy, simple yet very delicious salad mad with fennel, orange, blood orange and sunflower sprouts. It’s such a nice, gentle yet flavorful side dish to serve with any main course you like. I prefer to serve mine with fish or chicken, just because I think it balances up these proteins in such a wonderful way and adds a nice nd dynamic flavor to a chicken or fish dish. I served this side salad with a really basic and simple orange and lime dressing that adds even more freshness to this dish.

A few tips:

  • Use a mandolin when shaving the fennel. You want it to be very thin and crispy.
  • Put the fennel in ice cold water until serving the side salad. This will prevent the fennel from getting soggy and will keep it fresh and crispy.
  • I really recommend you to file the orange to avoid the dry and chewy parts.
Orange & Fennel Salad From Front

Ingredients for this Orange & Fennel Salad:

  • Fennel
  • Orange
  • Blood orange
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange juice
  • Sea salt
  • Rice vinegar
  • Fish sauce
Orange & Fennel Salad From Above

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Orange & Fennel Salad

This is a delicous, flavorful and fresh salad that is ready in five minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish, Side Salad
Cuisine All around
Keyword Dairy-Free, Easy, Fresh, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Keto, Low Carb, Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1/2 Fennel shaved on a mandolin
  • 1 Orange peeled & separated
  • 1 Blood orange peeled & separeted
  • 1 hand full Sunflower sprouts

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Orange juice
  • A pinch of Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Fish sauce (otpional)

Instructions

For the salad

  • Peel and separate the blood orange and orange.
  • Shave the fennel using a mandolin.
  • Add oranges and fennel to a bowl together with the sunflower sprouts.

For the sauce

  • Combine lime juice, orange juice, rice vinegar, sea salt and fish sauce (is ufing) in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the salad and serve with main course.

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