Orange Fennel Salad

    35 minutes

    This is a traditional Italian salad served on wild greens like dandelion leaves. Here I use wild rocket but shop bought works too.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and sliced
    • 2 large oranges, peeled and sliced into rounds
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
    • salt to taste
    • 200g wild rocket - chopped

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place the fennel and orange in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar; sprinkle with poppy seeds and salt. Chill and serve over a bed of rocket.

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    I loved this salad! My family liked it. The salad has a lot of flavor. I made it as a side dish to a quiche. My daughter thought the tastes of the two dishes were too strong, for they didn't compliment. I put two small cans of Mandarin oranges in the salad, which gave it a nice sweet touch. Thanks for the recipe!  -  16 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is absolutely delicious, and I now make it every week or two! The first time I brought it to work, people thought I had gotten it at a fancy deli. They kept saying, "Wow, it looks beautiful!" They were impressed with the fennel too; a few of them had never seen the bulb before. The flavor was wonderful. I also threw in some dried cranberries, which really added to the presentation. If you really wanted to be fancy, you could throw some toasted chopped pecans on there. Awesome recipe!  -  03 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I found the fennel flavor to be a bit too overwhelming. My grocer had both large and small fennel bulbs. I used the larger and if I were to make this again I would use a smaller bulb or just use part of a larger bulb. However, the oranges do pair well with the fennel and tone that fennel flavor down. I also used baby spinach instead of arugala. I do not recommend this. Arugala has more flavor than baby spinach. However, this does make for a very pretty dish!  -  16 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)