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Orange and Fennel Salad: An Easy And Fresh Recipe

Orange and fennel salad, a typical dish of Sicily – a land kissed by the sun and famous for its oranges, sweet and juicy!

If the combination of these ingredients leave you perplexed, put aside your doubts and prepare your taste buds: all the flavors in the recipe complement each other and blend into an exquisite Mediterranean harmony.

orange and fennel salad

The simplest version of the dish is prepared with peeled oranges cut into slices which are then seasoned with olive oil, salt and black pepper if you like.

Sicilian cuisine is full of interesting specialties, and this orange salad is one of them.

It is one of the easiest, quickest, most colorful and tasty salad recipes you can bring to the table.

The fennel and orange salad is fresh, easy and looks good in any menu but, above all, it is versatile.

Every family makes it in its own way, and the below recipe is my personal version.

It can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish for meat or fish dishes, but any occasion is the right one to enjoy it.

Why Is This Recipe The Best?

I love this orange salad, I grew up eating it.

Super quick: it only takes a few minutes and a few ingredients to make.

Super fresh: it tastes super fresh from the oranges with a special touch from the spring onion.

What Goes Into This Orange Salad?

Orange:  sweet segments enclosed under the colored skin of the orange give the palate many flavors and even more benefits to the body!

Refreshing and depurative.

orange and fennel salad

Spring onions: these are onions which have not yet reached full maturation and can be used in cooking for many preparations.

orange and fennel salad

They have a softer consistency than onions and usually have a more delicate aroma.

Olive oil: olive oil can never be missing. To dress this salad we use a combination of olive oil and fresh orange juice.

How To Make This Orange Salad

To make this orange salad, first you need to thinly slice the spring onion and fennel.

Peel the oranges and remove the bitter white part.

Divide them into wedges, which you will cut into large pieces. 

Put the citrus fruits in a salad bowl, then add the spring onion and the fennel.

Dress with oil, salt and the emulsion of olive oil and oranges, and if you prefer a sprinkling of black pepper.

Spices And Aromas To Combine With Oranges

In order to give an extra touch to the orange salad, it is possible to use various spices and flavors, first of all black pepper, but mint is good to with oranges or, for stronger palates, ginger are also ideal.

You can also add some black olives to the salad.

Orange Season

Fruit TypeStart MonthEnd Month
Navel OrangesNovemberMay
Yield: 4

Orange and Fennel Salad

Orange and Fennel Salad

A super fresh salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 5 Oranges
  • 2 Fennels
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Spring onions
  • Salt and pepper as needed


  1. Peel the spring onion, then cut it into thin slices.
  2. Peel the oranges trying to remove the white skin and cut them into large pieces.
  3. Wash the fennel and slice thinly, like the oranges and onions.
  4. Combine oranges, fennel and onion in a bowl.
  5. Prepare an emulsion in a small bowl with the juice of one orange, oil, salt and mix quickly with a fork. If you like you can also add some black pepper.
  6. Dress the salad with the sauce.
  7. Serve after about ten minutes so that the ingredients have flavored well.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Orange salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one day in an airtight container.

Freezing is not recommended.

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