salad, Side, Snack

Orange and Fennel Salad

September 01, 2013

The flavor of fennel is said to be anise-like, or a toned down version of licorice. Its texture is similar to celery, and eating it raw delivers a nice crunch. Fennel bulb and fennel seeds act as an antispasmodic medium on the colon, which can help relieve gas and bloating. It’s an excellent source of vitamin c, and a good source of fiber. The combination of raw fennel with citrus in this simple Orange and Fennel salad provides a de-bloating, one-two punch.

Tip: Prepare this salad when feeling the need to detox or de-bloat.



15 minutes


salad, Side


Italian, Vegan


2 people


1.1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and thinly sliced
2. 2 medium oranges, peeled (or buy pre-cut orange segments)
3.2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds or apple juice infused dried cranberries
4.Dash of black pepper


1.1 tablespoon olive oil
2. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar



Prep Fennel.

Trim, core, and slice fennel thin. Place the sliced fennel in a bowl.


Prep Oranges.

Peel each orange, removing white pith and membrane from the outside of the orange. The orange flesh should be exposed. Divide into sections and add into bowl with fennel.


Prepare Dressing.

Mix olive oil and red wine vinegar together. Drizzle over salad and then toss.


Finishing Salad.

Sprinkle salad with pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries. Season with black pepper.


Salad could be served over arugula, watercress, or other leafy green. Could also substitute pomegranate seeds for the cranberries.

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