Orange & Fennel Salad with a Sweet Sesame Dressing

fennel orange salad with sesame dressing

We bought a jug blender recently. I am not a big fan of too many kitchen appliances taking space in the kitchen but I really wanted this blender to make fresh juices on weekends and so we have been juicing a lot recently. Every saturday and sunday fresh juices for breakfast it is. It is also so much fun! Not too much fun for the neighbours though as the blender is quite noisy. My favourite fresh juice still is carrot, orange and ginger juice. What are your favourite combinations for fresh fruit or vegetable juices? Let us know!

So we have tons of oranges at home and in this week’s vegetable box was a nice fennel. So I made a juicy winter salad with grilled fennel and oranges, topped with a sweet sesame dressing. We will bring it around for dinner to my sister’s later. She just moved around the block from our apartment today! Yay!

fennel orange salad close up

What you need for two people:

  • 1 fennel bulb, cut into thin slices
  • 3 oranges, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 3 tabelspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • lemon zest from 1/2 small lemon
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • A pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

  • Steps:

  • Grill the fennel slices in the oven (160°C) for about 15 minutes
  • Then mix the fennel with the orange slices
  • Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and stir well
  • Pour the dressing over the salad
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    One response

    1. What a unique salad – I have never thought of fennell mixed with fruit, esp oranges. How did your sister and familiy enjoy it? Isn’t it nice to have family close…? We miss that since our move!

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