Fennel Salad Recipe

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Here I show you my fennel salad recipe. This salad is healthy, quick to make and incredibly tasty.

My fennel salad has a spicy, subtle taste and thrives on contrasts: aniseed-spicy fennel versus sweet, juicy orange – full-fruity orange versus red pepper – nutty pine nuts versus roasted fennel.

So you’re in for some taste explosions: let yourself be surprised and carried away by the culinary delights.

Directly from my kitchen, I now show you how to prepare it with great pictures and a cooking video. Enjoy cooking and good luck!

1. First Tips to Prepare Fennel Salad

For a wonderful smelling vegetable salad I have summarised the following advice for you:

You can use the fresh fennel bulb completely, leftover fennel tastes great juiced!

Preparation tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Fennel cut
Cut the fennel for the salad into thin slices with a sharp knife. You can also use a slicer.

2. Recipe Fennel Salad

Below you will find the exact ingredients and step by step instructions with lots of photos.

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Fennel Salad

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 559
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 15 Min.

Simple tutorial for the preparation of fennel salad.

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Close up fennel salad
Fennel salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Prepare vegetables

250 g fennel (I use organic vegetables)
1/4 tsp Salt (I use primal salt or Himalayan salt)
4-6 pinches black pepper grounded
1 tsp Sugar (I use brown cane sugar)

Oranges and dressing

2 pc Oranges
1 tbs balsamico (gold variant 10 years and older)
1 tbs oliv oil

Decorate and refine

1/2 tsp red pepper (optional, sog. Schinus Früchte)
1 tbs pine nuts (optional)


Cut out the orange fillet
You can cut out the orange fillets from the peeled orange without white skin.

Fillet Oranges

Cut off the top and bottom 🙂 of the oranges and remove the skin with the white by making a diagonal cut.

Hold the peeled orange in your hand and cut out the orange fillets over a bowl.

Collect the orange juice in the bowl and keep the fillets ready.

I show you how to fillet oranges in detail in a cooking school article with a cooking video.

Pine nuts in the pan
Pine nuts get their roasted aroma in the pan.

Roast Nuts

Briefly roast the pine nuts in a little oil.

Then put them in a bowl and season with salt.

Set aside for serving.

Fennel cut
Cut the fennel into fine slices for the salad with a sharp knife.

Cut fennel

Wash and dry the fennel bulb, remove the outer layer from the fennel depending on its condition.

Opt for a fine cut here, fine strips and slices are just right!

Use a slicer or a sharp knife.

Fennel slices in the grill pan
Fennel slices can be roasted very well in a grill pan.

Sauté fennel

Sauté a few slices of fennel in a pan without oil over a high heat and then set aside.

All the ingredients for marinating fennel
Marinating fresh fennel: an overview of the ingredients.

Marinate Salad

Season thinly sliced fennel herb with salt, pepper and sugar.

Marinate the fennel
Fennel is kneaded well by hand for marinating

Knead salad

Knead the fennel herb vigorously with your hands and set aside.

Mix the balsamic dressing
Dressing with original Italian balsamic vinegar reduced to intensify the taste

Reduce marinade

Reduce the orange juice in a saucepan to three tablespoons.

Orange balsamic dressing
Dressing made from reduced balsamic vinegar mixed with oil and juice of fresh oranges

Finalize marinade

Mix the orange juice with salt, pepper, sugar, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Close up fennel salad
Fennel salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Marinate the fennel slaw with the orange balsamic dressing and arrange on a plate.

Add the orange fillets and place the fried fennel slices attractively on top.

Decorate with pine nuts and fennel slaw and serve sprinkled with pepper.

Enjoy your meal!


This salad is excellent with fish, roast meat and poultry.

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