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Fresh Fennel Citrus Salad

This Fennel Citrus Salad combines three of my favorite flavors into one dish- fennel, red onions and radishes –  it is a favorite of mine to pair with grilled tuna on a summer night, or heaped on top of a bed of arugula for a refreshing lunch.

I’m not sure when I first fell in love with fennel, or red onions, but radishes are a completely different story. I clearly remember eating radishes as a young kid when my mom prepped them for salads. I would grab a whole one and savor the crisp cool peppery-ness of those little red beauties.




1 fennel bulb
6-7 radishes, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 large red grapefruit
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 feaspoon fresh round pepper


Remove tall leafy greens from the top of fennel bulb and save for later. Slice Fennel in quarters, remove the dense center, then slice in thin {1/4 inch} slices. Place in a large salad bowl. Add sliced radishes and red onion and mix together.

In a smaller separate bowl place olive oil, honey, salt, pepper and the juice of half the grapefruit. Combine ingredients until the honey is thoroughly mixed in.

Slice the remaining grapefruit half and slice into small sections, chill until ready to serve.

Remove small pieces of the green fennel tops and chop to bite size pieces, 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. Chill until ready to serve.

In the large bowl, pour dressing mixture and combine. Chill.

Prior to serving add grapefruit sections and fennel greens to the other salad ingredients and combine.

Serve and enjoy!


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38 Responses to Fresh Fennel Citrus Salad

  1. Sofia December 17, 2020 at 7:17 AM #

    Sounds Healthy..! I loved this recipe and I tried this at my home. Very delicious and healthy salad. Thanks a lot. I hope to hear more interesting topics from you.
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    • Krayl Funch December 28, 2020 at 12:13 PM #

      Hi Sofia!
      Thank you ! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

  2. Lillian December 17, 2020 at 7:01 AM #

    I love beautiful food. Thank you so much for sharing this recap! We love hearing that you had a great time.
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    • Krayl Funch December 28, 2020 at 12:13 PM #

      Thank you!
      It is a wonder recipe!!

  3. jennifer May 3, 2014 at 12:52 AM #

    This salad looks so fresh and delicious ! Yummy

  4. Renee May 1, 2014 at 3:57 PM #

    I love fennel grapefruit salads and I’ve never thought to add onion and radish. Yum!
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  5. Anne @ Webicurean May 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM #

    Yay! A new fennel recipe! My CSA keeps sending fennel, so I’ve been looking for some new ideas–this salad sounds great!
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  6. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen April 30, 2014 at 1:54 PM #

    I adore fennel and am always looking for new ways to use it. This sounds lovely!!
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  7. Cindys Recipes and Writings April 30, 2014 at 5:16 AM #

    I love the balance honey adds with the grapefruit!
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  8. Dionne Baldwin April 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM #

    I’m curious about this salad because I haven’t been able to prepare fennel in a way that we enjoy it. Your salad sounds like it would be so fun with grapefruit and honey involved!

  9. Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits April 28, 2014 at 8:59 PM #

    What a flavorful salad, and so beautiful offset against against that blue dish! Nice combination of flavor a going on there. I’m anxious to try it.
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  10. Shaina April 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM #

    I love the color of those radishes, it really adds a nice pop to this salad. I’m very hit or miss with fennel, I think it depends what other ingredients it’s mixed with or how it’s prepared. This looks beautiful though!
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  11. The Wimpy Vegetarian April 28, 2014 at 3:38 PM #

    This looks so healthy and refreshing! Pinning. I love the veg/grapefruit combo with a honey dressing. PERFECT. I love to broil grapefruit with a slick of honey on top, and it’s an amazing combo.
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  12. Sarah April 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM #

    Oh my gosh, a recipe my stepdad would actually *like*! Good on you!
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  13. MealDiva April 27, 2014 at 8:13 PM #

    Great flavor combination! I can’t wait to try it out!
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  14. Katie April 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM #

    Ooh – I love the sound of this simple salad…especially on a bed of arugula! Perfect for the hot months here!
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  15. Melanie | Melanie Makes April 27, 2014 at 4:38 PM #

    Another here on the fence about fennel… Love combining it with citrus!
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  16. Arlene @FlourOnMyFace April 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM #

    What a great looking salad. I have a bowl of grapefruit sitting on the counter. I may have to try this recipe soon!
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  17. kathia Rodriguez April 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM #

    I will try this salad soon, looks very tasty.
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  18. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) April 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM #

    LOVE fennel! This is a great salad! So much flavor!
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  19. Deanna Samaan April 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM #

    Fennel and citrus sounds so good, I cant wait to try this!
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  20. Julie April 27, 2014 at 2:37 PM #

    I love the fennel + citrus combo!
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  21. Shannon R April 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM #

    This salad looks packed with flavour! Great combination, I can’t wait to try it.
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  22. Laura Dembowski April 27, 2014 at 1:25 PM #

    I just recently rediscovered my love for fennel. This salad is so right up my alley!
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  23. Tara April 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM #

    I love fennel, cooked or raw and this looks so good!!

  24. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva April 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM #

    Summer perfection! I adore fennel and radishes – this will definitely be making it to our table this month.
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  25. Family Foodie April 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM #

    What a gorgeous salad! I can’t wait to try making this recipe. I love Citrus on my salads.

  26. Susan April 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM #

    I love that you used grapefruit! Definitely an unexpected citrus addition to this great salad.
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  27. Marlene @Nosh My Way April 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM #

    I am always looking for ideas to use fennel. I love this salad.
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  28. Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) April 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM #

    I’ve never actually had fennel – that I”m aware of. I really need to change that!
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  29. Courtney @ Neighborfood April 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM #

    Radish is on my list of things to start loving. I’m convinced I just need the right dish to convince me it’s amazing. This could be the one!!
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  30. Tracy April 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

    I have never tried a salad like this – it looks delish!
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  31. Run DMT April 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM #

    Fennel is one of those ingredients that is making its way into a lot of healthy recipes these days. It’s not just for roasting anymore. This salad looks and sounds delicious!
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  32. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom April 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM #

    Such a light and summery salad! I really started enjoying fennel last year…now, I can’t get enough of it!
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  33. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 27, 2014 at 8:50 AM #

    What a perfect light salad! I just love fennel and I don’t use it nearly enough.

  34. Liz April 27, 2014 at 7:34 AM #

    I had my first raw fennel salad last year…and it was amazing!!! Yours looks just as wonderful!!!

  35. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom April 27, 2014 at 6:51 AM #

    I absolutely adore fennel!!! one of my faves to put in salad!! delicious!
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  36. Laura April 27, 2014 at 6:38 AM #

    Sadly fennel is just one of those things I just haven’t seemed to be able to develop a taste for, but my mother-in-law absolutely loves it. I think next time I host a BBQ with them I should surprise her with this dish.
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