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Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

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This is a traditional Italian salad served on wild greens. Here I use fresh arugula.

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  • Calories:
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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


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!


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!