This Sicilian Style Fennel Salad is light, refreshing, sweet, and savory all in one. The combination of fennel, sweet navel oranges, red onions, and fresh mint along with extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt will make you feel like you are eating this delicious salad in Sicily. Not to mention, it is beautiful and full of vibrant colors. It is the perfect side for this summer weather: no cooking required. This simple and refreshing salad can be prepared in no time in the comfort of your own home!
Keyword fennel, orange
Prep Time 15minutes
1navel orangezested, peeled and cut into segments
1/4red onionthinly sliced
2tablespoonsmintfresh, or basil, if preferred - chopped
1/2tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
Wash the fennel and remove the fronds (the fronds are the greenery on top).
Chop up 2 tablespoons of the fronds and set aside. Using a potato peeler or mandolin, thinly slice the entire fennel bulb and place into a bowl, tossed with the salt.
Set aside for a minimum of an hour. This releases the juices from the fennel and will help create a dressing with the other ingredients.
Toss the fennel with the onion, orange segments, orange zest, mint, fronds, and the oil.