Find your new favorite vegetable with these aromatic fennel salad recipes.
You may have heard of fennel in soups, pastas, or purees, but it’s even more delicious in salads.
When fennel is served raw, it has a lovely anise or licorice flavor.
It is also packed with Vitamin C, iron, fiber, and potassium. So not only is it full of amazing flavor, but it’s super nutritious.
These fennel salad recipes has just what you need. Whether that’s a new potluck dish, or even a quick side salad.
Bookmark these fennel salad recipes. I promise you’ll want them again.
1. Crunchy Fennel Apple Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Walnuts
Crunchy fennel apple salad is a quick, easy, and healthy dish to throw together.
Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also packed with flavor. Crisp apples complement the fennel wonderfully.
Add in walnuts and celery for even more crunch.
Honey vinaigrette is made with Apple cider vinegar which compliments the flavors of the salad nicely.
For a dish that’s a little unconventional but still delicious, try this crunchy fennel as apple salad.
2. Radish and Fennel Orzo Salad with Parsley-Lemon Vinaigrette
Radish and fennel orzo salad is perfect for your next barbeque or potluck!
With spicy radish, flavorful fennel, and a fantastic dressing, this salad packs a punch!
Orzo is a very small, short-cut pasta that resembles large grains of rice. So this is more of a pasta salad.
When you need a dish for any party, consider this tasty radish and fennel orzo salad.
3. Shaved Fennel Salad with Lemon
Shaved fennel salad is a bright and fresh combination of flavors. It’s tangy, sweet, crunchy, and salty.
Lemon zest is a delicious accompaniment to the ribbons of fennel.
Chopped dates add a chewy texture and a little bit of sweetness too!
Add on crunchy walnuts and celery with salty cheese, and you’re in heaven.
The only way to dress this salad is with simple lemon juice and olive oil.
There’s no salad like this one. Fennel is the star, and all of the other ingredients are there to support and enhance all the flavors.
4. Fennel Salad with Parmesan
Fennel salad with Parmesan is another favorite on the list.
Pair fennel with sweet, crisp apple, zesty lemon, and salty Parmesan for a delightful snack or side dish that everybody can get behind.
If you think you don’t like fennel, try this salad first. It showcases the flavors of the fennel bulb without making it overpowering.
In fact, the apple, lemon, and cheese make it even better!
If you have leftovers (I doubt it), just refresh the salad with a pinch of salt or squeeze of lemon, and enjoy!
5. Crunchy Fennel Salad
Crunchy fennel salad is full of green goodness. It’s crunchy, flavorful, and healthy!
Dried cherries add sweetness and contrast to this salad. The cinnamon toasted pecans are so delicious.
And the licorice flavor of the fennel is light and refreshing.
All of these wonderful elements sit on a crisp bed of arugula and are drizzled with a lemon-Dijon dressing.
If you love this salad as much as I think you will, you can also add some grilled chicken to it to make it a whole meal!
6. Shaved Fennel and Celery Salad
Shaved fennel and celery are a dynamic duo. Fennel has a flavor similar to anise seed and celery is herbaceous and fresh.
When combined with a refreshing lemon vinaigrette the veggies really shine!
Sprinkle on some pine nuts for crunch and a little bit of that nutty flavor.
This salad is very easy to throw together and it’s just so good. It’s quick to make and only requires a few ingredients.
Plus, since it’s light and fresh, this salad is terrific with rich or heavy dishes.
7. Kale Fennel Salad with Oranges and Almonds
Kale fennel salad with oranges is a classic combo.
The sweetness from the oranges and the anise flavor of fennel is a wonderful pairing.
Whether you’re making this as a side salad, starter, or even a meal, you’ll love all of the textures and flavors.
Curly kale, pungent fennel, sweet oranges, and crunchy almonds are all incredible together.
The simple shallot vinaigrette adds savory flavors that blend perfectly with everything else.
Pro tip: Massage the kale to soften it and wake up all the ingredients.
8. 4-Ingredient Italian Fennel and Orange Salad
Fennel and orange salad is an Italian classic.
It uses just four ingredients and takes about 5 minutes of your time.
You can easily toss this salad together on your way out the door to a party. Plus, it’s budget-friendly too!
This salad is unbelievably flavorful and the citrus vinaigrette is so refreshing.
It happens without a thought when the oranges mix with the oil and pepper. For a dressing that does all the work for you, it’s divine!
Use really good quality ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and fresh, juicy oranges. You won’t regret it.
9. Farro Salad with Fennel, Feta, and Crushed Olives
Farro salad with fennel is one of the heartiest salads on the list. It is full of vibrant flavors and colors.
Creamy and salty feta is a wonderful match for the fennel. Briny olives add a unique flavor that’s perfect for this salad.
Make this salad in large quantities because I guarantee you’ll want to have some for lunch the next couple of days.
10. Warm Roasted Fennel Salad
When fennel is roasted, the flavor transforms into something a little more delicate.
Pepitas add some crunch and the cabbage adds contrast and color.
The caramelized pepitas are flavored with maple syrup, so along with the added crunch, they add some sweetness, too.
Sauteed cabbage is infused with a lovely orange flavor that combines with the fennel to create something glorious.
This warm salad is the ideal side dish or light lunch. It’s comforting and absolutely crave-worthy any time of year.
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