If you love fresh, beautiful salads, this simple pink grapefruit fennel salad is an 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. We were getting several fennel bulbs weekly in a farm box for a little while. We no longer have a box delivered because Mr. Fearless Dining and I 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 surprising combination that 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 fennel for a change.

We are big salad lovers here, and we have lots of delicious gluten free salad recipes to try!

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 wouldn’t say I like 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

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!


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

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A large bowl filled with pink grapefruit and fennel salad.

Pink Grapefruit Fennel Salad

Sandi Gaertner
An easy citrus salad recipe that is perfect for a picnic.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Gluten Free Salad Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 68 kcal


  • 3 cups fennel
  • 2 pink grapefruits
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice the fennel and grapefruit into thin slices. Add to a large salad bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients into a small container. Whisk to blend.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. 


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 54mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g
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