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4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad

A simple, fresh and zesty salad full of flavour and ready in less than 5 minutes. This 4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad is a light and satisfying side dish, a super quick snack, or a healthy lunch.

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad - Crunchy and crisp to bite, this juicy fresh salad is waiting to brighten up your summer dinner. | wandercooks.com

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Hey guys, hope you’re having an awesome week so far. Despite the horrible rainy weather we’re still having in Adelaide (enough already, weather-man) ours has been going great.

Yesterday we tried our hands at screen printing our very own hand-cut designs on tea towels at Gallery 1855 (if you haven’t seen them already you can check them out on our Instagram page).

And today we’ve been having a ball, cooking up brand new recipes left, right and centre, and we’re super keen to share everything with you over the next few weeks.

In the meantime though, we’ve got a quick question for you:

Do you know this cool kitchen character? Have you ever cooked with him before? ↓

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad - Crunchy and crisp to bite, this juicy fresh salad is waiting to brighten up your summer dinner. | wandercooks.com

If you have, my friend, kudos! We’re super impressed with your culinary awesomeness.

If you haven’t, it is time to get on the Fennel Train, next stop Delicious Town.

Population: You and your hungry friends.

Oh yeah. I said it. 😛

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad - Crunchy and crisp to bite, this juicy fresh salad is waiting to brighten up your summer dinner. | wandercooks.com

So what exactly is fennel?

Well as you can see, it’s a rather bulbous looking vegetable with tall, wispy fronds that look very similar to dill. (Even if they don’t taste like it. Yes, I tried.) 😛

We love fennel for it’s sweet, punchy liquorice flavour and super crunchy texture. It’s not hard to see why it’s so popular in Italian cuisine, especially for salads like today’s Fennel and Orange Salad.

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad - Crunchy and crisp to bite, this juicy fresh salad is waiting to brighten up your summer dinner. | wandercooks.com

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad

Let me tell you straight up: Fennel and Orange Salad IS THE ANSWER to your side-dish dilemmas.

Check it out:

You’ve got your awesomely crispy, crunchy fennel, spruced up with sweet n’ juicy orange slices that sit there in all their glowing glory (and make your mouth water just thinking about that first bite).

Then bringing everything home into the ultimate deliciousness is a dash of high-quality olive oil and a good sprinkling of cracked black pepper.

Oh yes.

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad - Crunchy and crisp to bite, this juicy fresh salad is waiting to brighten up your summer dinner. | wandercooks.com

And that is all there is to it. Super simple, and seriously delicious. 4 ingredients. 5 minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

All you need do now is decide which main dish to serve with it? Italian cuisine is a great place to start, so why not check out our Italian Dry Salt Roast Chicken or this super creamy No-Cream Carbonara.

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4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad
 
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A simple, fresh and zesty salad full of flavour and ready in less than 5 minutes. This 4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad is a light and satisfying side dish, a super quick snack, or a healthy lunch.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • ½ - 1 fennel
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced into thin slivers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Super simple recipe here guys, just pop your crispy fennel slices into a bowl with your juicy orange slivers and give them a swirl.
  2. Pour in your olive oil and sprinkle with a tasty amount of salt and cracked black pepper.
  3. Transfer to a serving platter and serve chilled.

4 Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad - Crunchy and crisp to bite, this juicy fresh salad is waiting to brighten up your summer dinner. | wandercooks.com

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  • Steph @ Steph in Thyme
    20/06/2016 at 10:47 pm

    I’m obsessed with fennel. It’s so refreshing and pairs so well with citrus. This looks divine!

    • Wandercooks
      21/06/2016 at 10:35 am

      It’s like a match made in heaven isn’t it?? Thanks Steph, hope you enjoy! 🙂

    • Wandercooks
      21/06/2016 at 11:12 am

      Awesome Steph! We were always lovers of licorice, and then when we found fennel – mind blown – haha!

  • Jessica {Swanky Recipes}
    19/06/2016 at 5:58 am

    I love a good salad recipe. With it heating up outside, I don’t like to eat anything too heavy for lunch or dinner and often find myself making mostly salads during the summer months. This recipe sounds incredible!

    • Wandercooks
      20/06/2016 at 4:22 pm

      Us too Jessica, the last thing you want in summer is an hour in front of the stove. Five minutes for a cooling salad sounds much more to our liking! 😛

  • Donna
    19/06/2016 at 2:16 am

    Oh yum, I will be trying this soon for sure. I have been growing my own fennel this year, and the garden has just exploded with so much of it I cant keep up – always looking for new recipes to use it in, so this will be perfect 🙂

    • Wandercooks
      20/06/2016 at 4:21 pm

      Oh so jealous Donna, nothing like fresh produce straight from the garden, especially one so flavourful as fennel. Hope you enjoy and let us know how you go! 🙂

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    18/06/2016 at 7:12 am

    I love fresh and simple recipes like this one. I wonder what it would taste like if I added a tiny dusting of chilli flakes in too.

    • Wandercooks
      20/06/2016 at 4:20 pm

      Oooooh GREAT idea, definitely trying this next time! 😀

  • Tara
    18/06/2016 at 12:14 am

    Yum! I am always looking for new ways to use fennel. This looks so light and refreshing. Love how easy it is to put together.

    • Wandercooks
      20/06/2016 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks Tara! It’s such an under-utilised ingredient, we can’t wait to try more delicious ways to use it! 🙂

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