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.
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 surprising 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.
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
- Iron and vitamin B6
- It is a natural source of estrogen (I had no idea!!)
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!
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- A great knife that can make thin slices of the fennel.
- A cutting board so that your knife stays sharp.
How to make citrus fennel salad:
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g