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 Replies to “Fresh Fennel Citrus Salad”

  1. Hey,
    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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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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