Fresh Pink Grapefruit Fennel Salad

If you love fresh, beautiful salads, this simple pink grapefruit fennel salad is and easy salad to enjoy. Juicy pink grapefruit blends with the subtle licorice flavors from the fennel to make a surprisingly delicious salad.

A large bowl of pink grapefruit and fennel salad. Salad tongs are along the side of the bowl.

It has been a long time since I posted a fennel recipe. For a little while, we were getting several fennel bulbs per week in a farm box. We no longer have a box delivered because Mr. Fearless Dining and I really love to go to our farmer’s market every Sunday morning. Our teens are not up before 11:00 on the weekends, making this the best “couple” time.

This citrus fennel salad is a surprise combination that really works well. Citrus salad works together with a lot of vegetables, including fennel!

I have to admit, being a foodie, it is so much fun to look at all of the produce and choose my own fennel for a change. If you love fennel too, try this Raspberry, Apricot and Fennel Salad or these Grilled Lamb Burgers with Fennel and Leeks.

A large serving bowl of grapefruit and fennel salad. Sliced grapefruits are in the background


I know I have talked a lot about fennel. It has the flavor of black licorice. It is funny how much I love fennel because in all honesty, I hate black licorice. (Not only that but licorice is not gluten free!) I almost always eat fennel raw. For some reason, I can’t get past the texture of the softer cooked version. If you are

Fennel has a lot of nutritious health benefits including:

  • Potassium and Magnesium
  • Vitamins A and C
  • Calcium
  • Iron and vitamin B6
  • It is a natural source of estrogen (I had no idea!!)

Top view of a large bowl of pink grapefruit and fennel salad. Serving spoons and lime wedges are along the side

This grapefruit salad recipe is so easy to make, it mixes up in just minutes. Bring it to a picnic or potluck because as this salad sits, the flavors combine and absorb, making it even better!

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. A great knife that can make thin slices of the fennel.
  2. A cutting board so that your knife stays sharp.

How to make citrus fennel salad:

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Pink Grapefruit Fennel Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

An easy citrus salad recipe that is perfect for a picnic.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 3 cups fennel
  • 2 pink grapefruits
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Slice the fennel and grapefruit into thin slices. Add to a large salad bowl.

  2. Add the wet ingredients into a small container. Whisk to blend.

  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. 

Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
68kcal | Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 218mg | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15% | Vitamin C: 28.7% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 1.6%

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  1. We love citrus and fennel! It is like a perfect marriage. Usually we make this with oranges so the grapefruit with a little lime is a fun twist. Wishing you a super weekend! Just pinned!

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