A light and healthy dinner option or a delicious side salad.
This fennel and orange salad contains minimal ingredients yet is absolutely packed with flavour. It is also full of nutrients from Vitamin C in the orange to immunity boosting properties in the fennel. We’ve shared some more information about the powerful health benefits of fennel below.
Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a side.
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp honey or pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
1/4 tsp ground nigela seeds
1 tsp fresh dill (chopped)
Pepper to taste
3 young fennel bulbs (approx. 250g) finely shaved, we use a mandolin (reserve fine fronds for garnish)
1/2 medium sized orange (peeled and cut into segments)
2 cup fresh rocket leaves (approx. 50g)
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
- Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a jar, mix and set aside.
- Then combine all salad ingredients (except pine nuts and fennel fronds) in a mixing bowl and gently mix together.
- Add dressing and toss.
- Arrange in a bowl and top with pine nuts and fennel fronds.
Want to know more about the powerful health benefits of fennel?
The subtle anise flavour and crisp texture of this tasty bulb adds an elegance to this salad, as well as being packed with a range of essential nutrients, with a particularly rich source of Vitamin C, essential for good immune function, healthy connective tissue and wound healing; B vitamins, including B3 and B6, minerals, including iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium as well as trace minerals, molybdenum and selenium. Importantly for gut health and blood sugar regulation, fennel is also an excellent source of fibre.As with all plant foods, fennel has its unique range of phytonutrients which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. In particular, the volatile oil, anethole, has demonstrated in a number of studies to positively influence certain chemical messengers which protect against toxicity and may provide protection against chronic diseases such as cancer.