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.
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.
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? ↓
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. 😛
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
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.
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.
- ½ - 1 fennel
- 1 orange peeled and sliced into thin slivers
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Cracked black pepper to taste
- Super simple recipe here guys, just pop your crispy fennel slices into a bowl with your juicy orange slivers and give them a swirl.
- Pour in your olive oil and sprinkle with a tasty amount of salt and cracked black pepper.
- Transfer to a serving platter and serve chilled.